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October 2017

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October 3: Rotary Club of Imperial Planning Meeting. If you’d like to present a program to the club in October or would like help with a service project, phone Club President Laura Gaschler at 414-1055.

October 3,5,10,12,17. Citizen’s Academy: Awareness and Hands-On Training Sessions. Opportunity to get a first-hand, inside look at what our emergency workers do. Each 2-hour session begins at 6 pm at the fire hall and includes a light meal. Oct. 3: Fire Department; Oct. 5: EMS; Oct. 10: Police Department; Oct. 12: Sheriff’s Office; Oct. 17: Emergency Management. Phone Skip Kelley at 883-0247 for more information.

October 5-12. Goodwill trailer at Methodist Church parking lot, 420 Holland Street, open 8 am to 5 pm. Accepting gently used clothing, household items, computers and accessories, books, movies, CDs, tools, bedding (no mattresses), small appliances. Phone 308-384-7896 or see goodwillne.org to learn more.

SMILE! Because October 6 is World Smile Day, coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist who created the Smiley Face in 1963 — and because it’ll make you and others feel good.

October 6-8. MOVIE: It. Rated R. A group of bullied kids band together when a shape-shifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children. IMPERIAL: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. *WAUNETA: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

October 8. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.

October 9, 21: Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska, 112 South Tecumseh Avenue, Wauneta. Regular packaging events Monday, October 9, 6-8 pm, and Saturday, October 21, 9-11 a.m. Phone Mary at 883-6761 or see mercymealsofsouthwestnebraska.org.

October 10. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Ask at the library for a copy of the book. Phone library at 882-4754 or Cheryl at 883-0265.

October 10. Champion Junior Women’s Club Meeting, 5 pm, Cox’s Pond. Discuss Vision of Trees and tour the Pumpkin Patch. Phone Samie Johnson, 883-1821.

October 12, 19, 26: Grief Support Group, Lied Imperial Public Library, 7-8:30 pm. Receive support and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss. Led by Bill Bryan, Westside Church. No need to register. Each Thursday through November 16. Phone Bill at 883-0264 for more information.

October 13-15. MOVIE: The Lego Ninjago Movie. Rated PG. Shunned for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. IMPERIAL: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. *WAUNETA: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

October 14: Pumpkin Run at Cox’s Pumpkin Patch. 3-mile run and half-mile Kid’s Run.  Get entry forms at Imperial Super Foods or from Norma Dannett at Pinnacle Bank. For more details, phone Jill Moline at 883-5389.

October 14-15. Cox’s Pumpkin Patch, 2 miles west of Champion, 1/4 mile north. Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Pumpkins, gourds & squash for sale, hayrack ride to corn maze, Frenchman Creek Petting Zoo, food & drink vendors, scarecrow contest, corn tank and more. Phone 882-6361 or email kelseysteindraus@gmail.com.

October 14. Crazy Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Imperial Community Center. Phone Vivian at 883-5873 or Linda at 883-1770 for details.

October 15-21. National Friends of Libraries Week. Administration and trustees of the Lied Imperial Public Library give the friends of our library a big shout out for all they do to make a difference for us every single day.

October 16. Cancer Support Group, Chase County Community Hospital, Conference room downstairs, 4 pm. All cancer survivors, caregivers, family and friends are invited to help support those in need. This program is free to the public. Third Monday of the month through May 2018. Meetings are confidential.

October 18. Chamber Meeting, Imperial Community Center at Noon. Phone Community Center at 882-5343 before 9 am to reserve lunch.

October 20. National Mammography DayReminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. A mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 20-22. IMPERIAL MOVIE: The Flatliners. Rated PG-13. Five medical students embark on an experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience, giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

October 20-22: *WAUNETA MOVIE: Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Rated R. Elite secret agents from both sides of the pond band together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

October 24-30. Library Annual Book Sale at Lied Imperial Public Library, beginning 5 pm Tuesday, October 24. Phone 882-4754 or email imperiallibrary1@gpcom.net.

 October 24. Lion’s Club, 6 pm, M&M’s Natural Jaz. Cost: Pay for supper. Phone Jayne Henry, 308-882-6053, or email jhenry@gpcom.net.

October 27-29. IMPERIAL MOVIE: The Mountain Between Us. Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Based on book by Charles Martin. Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

October 27-29. *WAUNETA MOVIE: The Flatliners. Rated PG-13. Five medical students embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

October 28: Make a Difference Day. “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” ― Edward Everett Hale. Do something this week that will make a difference in someone’s life.

October 28: Brown bag clothing giveaway, 8 am to 1 pm, Westside Church of Christ, 1005 Grant Street. If you’d like to donate your gently used, ready-to-wear clothing, drop it off at the church building before Thursday, October 26, or phone Cheryl at 883-0265.

*Movie titles/dates subject to change. Confirmed Monday prior to the show.

Weekly Activities

Weekdays: Imperial Community Center. Free Exercise Class for Men & Women, MW, 10 am; Women’s Coffee, MWF, 9 am; Men’s Coffee, M-F, 8 am; Bingo, Tues, 1 pm; Lunch, M-F, Noon, $6 under 60, $5 above. Phone 882-5343 by 9 am.

Tuesdays:  Rotary Club meets at noon, two Tuesdays/month, M&M Jaz. See Facebook @RotaryClubofImperialNebraska or phone Laura at 414-1055.

Thursdays: TOPS at 9 am, Imperial Community Center.  Lorna, 883-5304.

Fridays: Story Hour, Imperial Library Meeting Room, 9 to 10 am. Stories, crafts, games, activities and more for children ages 3 – 5 and their parents or caregivers. Please call 308-882-4754 if you have any questions.

 

September 2017

For school activities see chasecountyschools.org or waunetapalisadeschools.org.

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September is Save Your Photos Month

Because of natural disasters, digital malfunctions, or human error, treasured memories are sometimes lost forever. To prevent this: Regularly back up your digital photos on an external drive or to the cloud. Display and share your favorites! Include dates, names, and locations with the pictures. Ask family members about old photos now before information is lost. See more suggestions at SaveYourPhotos.org.

NOW – September 6. Goodwill Trailer in Imperial at First Methodist Church parking lot, 420 Holland Street.

Now – October 3. Chase County Hospital Cancer Walk Raffle. Tickets $10 for Husker and Denver Broncos games, quarter side of beef, Las Vegas trip ($25 tickets), and more. Drawing October 3. Funds will go toward Cancer Walk and used to assist local patients. See Facebook @chasecountyhospital – August 23 post – for details. Phone 882-7290.

*September 1-3. IMPERIAL MOVIE: Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. PG. Animated. Surly (Will Arnett) the squirrel and his animal friends take action when evil mayor (Bobby Moynihan) plans to bulldoze the park they live in. Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

*September 1-3. WAUNETA MOVIE. Annabelle: Creation. Rated R. Years after tragic death of their little girl, dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. They soon become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

September 2. Huskers vs Arkansas State on BTN, VFW Post #4688, 416 Broadway, 6 pm. Party and potluck. See Facebook page #post4688.

*September 8-10. IMPERIAL MOVIE: The Glass Castle. PG13. Story of dysfunctional nomadic family based on the memoir of journalist Jeannette Walls. Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

*September 8-10. WAUNETA MOVIE: Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. Rated PG, 2D/3D. Surly (Will Arnett) the squirrel and his animal friends take action when evil mayor (Bobby Moynihan) plans to bulldoze the park they live in. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

September 9. Crazy Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Imperial Community Center. Phone Vivian at 883-5873 or Linda at 883-1770 for details.

September 10. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.

September 11. National Make Your Bed Day. Studies show that making your bed very morning can increase your productivity and make you happier. It may also help you fall asleep faster and sleep better.

September 12. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Reader’s Choice. Members bring a book they’ve recently read (hopefully one borrowed from our library) and discuss it for a few minutes. All readers welcome!

September 13. Uncle Sam Day. The original “Uncle Sam,” born September 13, 1766, was Sam Wilson of New York, who supplied meat to soldiers during the War of 1812 in barrels marked “U.S.” On September 7, 1961, through concurrent resolutions, Congress officially named Uncle Sam a permanent symbol of American strength and idealism.

September 14. Red Cross Blood Drive, Imperial City Gym, 740 Court St. 12 to 6 pm. Schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org or phone 800-733-2767.

*September 15-17. IMPERIAL MOVIE: Leap! PG, Animated. Orphan dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at Grand Opera house. Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

*September 15-17. WAUNETA MOVIE: The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Rated R. World’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

September 19. National Butterscotch Pudding Day. In an 1848 newspaper, the recipe for “making Doncaster butterscotch is one pound of butter, one pound of sugar and a quarter of a pound of treacle, boiled together.” For a more recent recipe, see tasteofhome.com/recipes/creamy-butterscotch-pudding.

September 19-21. Chase County Community Hospital Health Fair, 6:30 – 10 am. Lab tests for General Health, Hemoglobin, PSA, Vitamin D Level. Phone Kacie at 882-7365 to make an appointment.

September 20. Chamber Meeting, Imperial Community Center at Noon. Phone Community Center at 882-5343 before 9 am to reserve lunch.

September 22-23. Mercy Meals Mega-Pack at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial, 13th and Broadway. Friday evening and all day Saturday. The goal: 50,000 meals. Phone Mary Haarberg at 883-6761.

*September 22-24. IMPERIAL MOVIE: All Saints. Rated PG. Based on true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

*September 22-24. WAUNETA MOVIE: Home Again. Rated PG13. Recently separated mother of two starts new life in Los Angeles, complicated by her decision to house three young, charismatic guys. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

September 26. Health Fair at Wauneta Chase County Clinic, 6:30 – 10 am. Lab tests for General Health, Hemoglobin, PSA, Vitamin D Level. Phone Kacie at 882-7365 to make an appointment.

September 26. Lion’s Club, 6 pm, M&M’s Natural Jaz. Cost: Pay for supper. Phone Jayne Henry, 308-882-6053, or email jhenry@gpcom.net.

*September 29-October 1. IMPERIAL MOVIE: Home Again. Rated PG13. Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she decides to house three young guys. Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

*September 29-October 1. WAUNETA MOVIE: All Saints. Rated PG. Based on true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

September 30. Chase County Hospital Cancer Walk. Chase County Schools Track & Football Field, 7:45-11:00 am. Register at chasecountyhospital.com – Foundation – cancer walk. Must register by September 8 to guarantee t-shirt.

September 30. Chase County Schools Health Fair, 8:30 – 11 am, football field. Booths and screenings for Blood Pressure, BMI, Scoliosis, Massages, Nutrition and more. See chasecountyhospital.com – News & Events – Upcoming Events for more details.

*Movie titles/dates subject to change. Confirmed Monday prior to the show.

Weekly Events

Crossroads Wesleyan Church, 220 W. 17th Street. Flag Football at Mondays from 5:00 to 6:30 pm beginning September 11, for boys and girls in grades 3-6. Games every Saturday morning through October 28, 9:30 am to noon, except September 30. No cost. Medical release forms required. Phone Sara Stretesky at 883-1505 for more information

Imperial Community Center. Free Exercise Class for Men & Women, MW, 10 am; Women’s Coffee, MWF, 9 am; Men’s Coffee, M-F, 8 am; Bingo, Tues, 1 pm; Lunch, M-F, Noon, $6 under 60, $5 above. Phone 882-5343 by 9 am.

M&M Jaz. Rotary Club meets at noon, two Tuesdays/month. See Facebook @RotaryClubofImperialNebraska for updates or phone Laura at 414-1055.

Imperial Community Center. TOPS at 9 am Thursdays. Lorna, 883-5304.

Imperial Library Meeting Room. Story Hour, Friday Mornings, 9 to 10 am. Stories, crafts, games, activities and more for children ages 3 – 5 and their parents or caregivers. Please call 308-882-4754 if you have any questions.

 

 

August 2017

For school activities see chasecountyschools.org or waunetapalisadeschools.org.

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August 3. Annual Cream Can Supper at Imperial Manor, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, with live music. Bring a salad or dessert to share. See Facebook @ImperialManorParkviewHeights.

August 4-6. IMPERIAL MOVIE: War for the Planet of the Apes. Rated PG13. Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

August 4-6. WAUNETA MOVIE: Despicable Me 3. Rated PG. 2D/3D. Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

August 6. History of Hats & Fedoras. Chase County Museum, Champion, 1 to 4 pm. Phone Charley Colton at 882-4078.

August 8. Rotary Club Meeting, Noon at M&M Jaz. District Governor Jerry Milner (originally from Imperial), will visit. Phone Laura Gaschler at 414-1055 to reserve lunch. See Facebook @RotaryClubofImperialNebraska or Rotary.org.

August 8. National Sneak Some Zucchini into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. It’s good for them! One medium zucchini has just 30 calories and contains more potassium than a banana. And the flower is edible!

August 8. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of The Daybreakers by Louis L’Amour. Ask at the library for a copy.

August 9. Rotary Satellite Club Information Meeting in Palisade at Sodtown Sundries, 103 N. Main Street, noon central time. For men and women wishing to build leadership skills and increase professional relationships while participating in both local and international service projects. Phone Laura Gaschler at 414-1055 for more information.

August 11-13. MOVIE: The Emoji Movie. Rated PG. Animated. Inside Textopolis, where emojis live, Gene, who unlike other emojis, has multiple expressions, enlists the help of his best Hi-5 to become “normal.” Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.  2D/3D at Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

August 13. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.

August 13-20. Chase County Fair
FAIR SHOWS:
Tickets available at chasecountyfair.com.

  1. Danny Gokey, 6 p.m. Tickets $12.
  2. Imperial Jaycees Demo Derby, 6:30 pm. Tickets $10.
  3. Foghat with Quiet Riot, 7:30 pm. Tickets $40. Reserved seating.
  4. Parade – “Slow Ride through Chase County.” 10:30 a.m.
    Old Dominion. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 plus $5 service fee. Standing Room Only.

See chasecountyfair.com/See and Do/Daily Schedule for more.

August 14. V-J Day (Victory over Japan). On this day in 1945, the Imperial Government of Japan agreed to surrender, marking the end of WWII.

August 16-18. Lion’s Club Bingo at the Fair. Time slots are available each afternoon and evening for community volunteers at their Lions Club Bingo stand. Help your local Lions Club, enjoy an appreciation dinner in September. Phone Larry Radcliffe to sign up.

August 18-20. NO MOVIES. Imperial Theatre and Wauneta Chateau Theater closed for the fair.

August 21. Total Solar Eclipse. See eclipse2017.org/2017/states/NE.htm for a map of the cities in Nebraska where you’ll have the best view. Limited supply of eclipse-viewing glasses available at Lied Public Library.

August 25-27. MOVIE: Dunkirk. Drama/Thriller. Rated PG-13. Story of amazing May 1940 evacuation of 330,000 British, Belgian, and Dutch soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk after the advance of German troops into France. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

August 29. Rotary Meeting at noon at M&M Jaz with guest speaker to be announced. Phone Laura Gaschler at 414-1055 for more information or to reserve lunch.

 August 30. Have s’more Smores! 

September 1-3. MOVIE: Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. Rated PG. Animated Adventure/Comedy. Surly (Will Arnett) the squirrel and his animal friends spring into action when the evil mayor (Bobby Moynihan) of Oakton plans to bulldoze the park they live in. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. 2D/3D at Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

Weekly Events

Imperial Community Center, 882-5343: Free Exercise Class for Men & Women, MW, 10 am; Women’s Coffee, MWF, 9 am; Men’s Coffee, M-F, 8 am; Bingo, Tues, 1 pm; Lunch, M-F, Noon, $6 under 60, $5 above. Phone by 9.

Wednesday, 3 pm—Bingo at Parkview Heights. Phone 882-5333. For complete calendar, see impmanor.org – Skilled Nursing/Calendar.

Thursday, 9 am—TOPS at Imperial Community Center. Lorna, 883-5304.

 

Born in August, Born in Nebraska

Hall of Fame Tennis Player
Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick. Photo credit: thefamouspeople.com

Early Career. Andrew Stephen Roddick was born on August 30, 1982, in Omaha. As a junior tennis competitor, he won six world singles and seven doubles titles. At age 18 he turned pro after being named the top-ranked junior player in the world.

In 2003, at age 21, Roddick won a Grand Slam title with a victory in the U.S. Open. Ranked No. 1 in the world later that year, he became one of the few American players to hold both a Grand Slam title and the No. 1 ranking in the same year. It was his only Grand Slam title, though he reached the finals four other times. He lost in the final at Wimbledon in 2009 to Roger Federer.

Retirement at age 30. A knee injury, serious shoulder surgery, and a case of mononucleosis set back his training. After losing in the fourth round of the 2012 U.S. Open, Roddick announced his retirement, telling fans, “I loved every minute of it. A lot of ups, a lot of downs, a lot of great moments. I’ve appreciated your support along the way.”

Off the Court. Established in 2001, the Andy Roddick Foundation supports at-risk and underprivileged children. Roddick’s philanthropy earned him the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in 2005 and 2007. In 2009, he married American model and actress Brooklyn Decker. Now living in Austin, Texas, they recently announced that they are expecting their second child. Roddick had been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame the day before.

[Sources: biography.com and huffingtonpost.com]

 

July 2017

June 30-July 2. MOVIE: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Rated PG13. Captain Jack Sparrow searches for trident of Poseidon. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

June 30-July 2. MOVIE: The Mummy, 2D/3D. Rated PG13. Fantasy, Action. Soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder comes under attack in the Middle East. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

July 1: Smokin’ on Broadway. Human foosball table, giant games, onsite painting contest, food vendors and live band – plus a .05K run (that’s about 164 feet). Cooking contest categories are Woodfire, Backyard BBQ, Iron Skillet, and BBQ Baked Beans.

July 1: Hear Nebraska, 7 pm, 700 Broadway, Imperial. Free concert, featuring the Talbott Brothers from Imperial, Rothsteen from Omaha, and Universe Contest from Lincoln. See hearnebraska.org/the-good-living-tour-2017.

July 1-21: Lion’s Club Peach Sale, $35/lug (20 lbs.). Order from Lions Club member or call Kylee, 708-0390; Sheryl, 253-0928; Angie, 883-0564; or Jan, 882-5414. Sales benefit Lions Club Service Projects. Advance sales only.

July 1-28. Summer Reading Program, Imperial Lied Library, ages 3 through entering 4th grade, 10-11:30 am. Building/engineering activities; work on manners, etiquette, kindness. Something for adults, too! Phone 882-7454.

July 1-31. 8th Annual Photo Contest, sponsored by Chase County Hospital Foundation, open to all amateur photographers. Deadline is 5 pm on July 31. Photos must be taken in Nebraska. Winning photos will be displayed at Imperial and Wauneta clinics. Cash prizes. For details, see chasecountyhospital.com or phone Deb Hrcka at 308-882-7290.

July 2. Champion Stories & Tales, Chase County Museum, Champion, 1 to 4 pm, featuring diorama of Champion’s streets and storefronts. Bring your own stories, books, pictures, etc. Phone Charley Colton at 882-4078.

July 3. Fireworks at Chase County Fairgrounds grandstand area, starting about 9 pm, presented by Imperial Volunteer Fire Department. In case of inclement weather, fireworks will be postponed to Tuesday night, July 4.

July 7-9. MOVIE: Cars 3. Rated G. Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. 2D/3D at Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

July 8. Mayor’s Charity Poker Run. Participants travel to stops in Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado via their vehicle of choice and pick up playing cards. Best poker hands win prizes. Registration at Imperial city gym at 9:30 am, run at 10:30. $30 entry fee for ride, T-shirt, and supper. Pre-register to guarantee T-shirt at Imperial city office or email Jo Leyland at jol@imperial-ne.com.

July 8. Crazy Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Imperial Community Center. Phone Vivian at 883-5873 or Linda at 883-1770 for details.

July 9. Champion Lake Service, 9 am to 4 pm, hosted by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Imperial. Scripture readings, preaching, and prayer beside Champion Lake followed by a meal and family games. All are welcome.

July 9. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.

July 9. Annual Ice Cream Social, Chase County Museum, c/r Chase & Broadway in Champion, 1 to 4 pm. Phone Charley Colton at 882-4078.

July 11. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman, translated from Swedish. Ask at the library for a copy. (The subtitled movie is available on Amazon prime, but read the book first!)

July 13, 20, 27: Imperial Chamber’s Hotdog Days, various locations.

July 14. Thirsty Painter at Broken Arrow Cellars, 73892 332 Ave. in Imperial, 6-8 pm, $25/person or $45 for a couple. Limited class size, RSVP at facebook.com/groups/ChaseCountyAreaArtsCouncil.

July 14-16. MOVIE: Transformers: The Last Night. Rated PG13. Key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. 2D/3D at Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

July 16. Tales of Apron Strings, Chase County Museum, c/r Chase & Broadway in Champion, 1 to 4 pm. Phone Charley Colton at 882-4078.

July 17. American Red Cross Blood Drive, Catholic Hall, 740 Broadway St., 12 to 6 pm. Schedule appointment at redcrossblood.org or phone 800-733-2767.

July 19. Chamber Meeting, Imperial Community at Noon. Phone Community Center at 882-5343 before 9 am to reserve lunch.

July 21-23. MOVIE: Spider-Man: Homecoming. Rated PG13. Peter Parker attempts to balance his life in high school with his career as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. 2D/3D at Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

July 22. Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, Chase County Fairgrounds. Advance tickets available at First Bank and Trust, Credit Union, and Platinum Embroidery, $10 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. $13 and $8 at the door. Phone Matt Musgrove at First Bank and Trust, 882-7713.

July 23. Chase County Road Show, Chase County Museum, c/r Chase & Broadway in Champion, 1 to 4 pm. Phone Charley Colton at 882-4078.

July 25. Lion’s Club, 6 pm, M&M’s Natural Jaz. Cost: Pay for supper. Phone Jayne Henry, 308-882-4095, or email jhenry@gpcom.net.

July 28-30. MOVIE: Despicable Me 3. Rated PG. Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. Wauneta Chateau Theatre closed for Harvest Festival.

July 27-30. Wauneta’s Harvest Festival, with theme, “Make Wauneta Great Again.” Kitt family, celebrating 125 years in the area, will serve as Grand Marshal. Various activities will fill the weekend: Thursday evening melodrama, Saturday parade, hot dogs and brats for lunch, smoke-off, dance and more!

July 30. Promise in a New Land: Homesteading in Nebraska. Nebraska Sesquicentennial program presented by storyteller Cherrie Beam-Callaway, 5th generation Nebraskan, who transports her audience back to the 19th century with her portrayal of “Mariah Monahan,” a Nebraska settler from Ireland. Chase County Museum, Champion, 2 pm. Museum opens at 1 pm. Paid for with Kermit Karns Endowment Funds.

Imperial Community Center: Calling for Volunteers at the Thrift store, front desk, dining room, home delivery. All ages welcome. They will train. Phone Laura Barton, Office Assistant, at 882-5343.

Weekly Events

Imperial Community Center, 882-5343: Free Exercise Class for Men & Women, MW, 10 am; Women’s Coffee, MWF, 9 am; Men’s Coffee, M-F, 8 am; Bingo, Tues, 1 pm; Lunch, M-F, Noon, $6 under 60, $5 above. Phone by 9.

Tuesdays at Noon (Variable) — Rotary Club at M&M Jaz. Laura Gaschler, 414-1055. For meeting schedule see Facebook @RotaryClubofImperialNebraska.

Wednesday, 3 pm—Bingo at Parkview Heights. Phone 882-5333. For complete calendar, see impmanor.org – Skilled Nursing/Calendar.

Thursday, 9 am—TOPS at Imperial Community Center. Lorna, 883-5304.

 

Chase County Calendar June 2017

For school activities see chasecountyschools.org or waunetapalisadeschools.org.

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June is National Fruit & Vegetables Month!

Now through June 21. Summer Reading Program, Wauneta Public Library. Reading and activities for children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. Phone 394-5243.

June-July. Summer Reading Program, Imperial Lied Library, ages 3 through entering 4th grade. Building/engineering activities and work on manners, etiquette, kindness. Something for adults, too! Phone 882-7454 for details.

Now Open. Imperial pool. Hours: 1-5 pm daily; Night swimming 7-9 Monday-Thursday begins Monday, June 5. Phone Manager Drew Ahlers, 882-5138.

June 2-4. MOVIE: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Rated PG. Family comedy. Family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

June 2-4. MOVIE: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2D/3D. Rated PG13. Science fiction. Stars Chris Pratt and Vin Diesel. Team’s adventures continue as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

June 3. Poker Run & Spring Membership Drive with Whole Hog Raffle, sponsored by ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education). Registration 9:30-10 am, at VFW in Imperial. Suggested donation, $10. Finish at Goodtimes Bar & Grill, Wauneta. 2-3-4 wheels welcome. Road Captain, Brad Dinnel, 883-0357.

June 3. Wauneta Town-Wide Garage Sale, 8 am to noon. Maps available June 2 at Walgren’s and Wauneta Crossroads. Phone Ashley Einspahr at 308-394-5653 or email AshOdle@gmail.com.

June 4. Stories and History of the Blanche Community, Chase County Museum in Champion, 1 to 4 pm. See chasecounty.com/champion.html or phone Charley Colton at 882-4078 or Diann Schilke at 882-1294.

June 5-6. VBS at Zion Lutheran Church, 1305 Broadway, Imperial, for children entering 1st to 4th grades. 8:30 to 4, June 5; 9 to 4 on June 6. Families invited for lunch. Please bring canned goods, other non-perishables for Food Pantry. Phone 308-882-5655. See zionimperial.com or Facebook, @zionimperial.

June 9-11. MOVIE: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Rated PG13. Science fiction. Stars Chris Pratt and Vin Diesel. Team’s adventures continue as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

June 9-11. MOVIE: Baywatch. Rated R. Drama, Action. Stars Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Zac Efron. Lifeguard Mitch Buchanan and new recruit uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

June 9-11. Palisade Pioneer Days. Begins 6:30 pm Friday. Softball, art show, parade, Survivor Games, swimming, horseshow, community BBQ and more. See Facebook page @palisadepioneerdaysevent for schedule.

June 10. Crazy Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Imperial Community Center. Phone Vivian at 883-5873 or Linda at 883-1770 for details. (Every second Saturday.)

June 11. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.

June 11. Pictures and Remembrances of Wauneta, Chase County Museum, Champion, 1 to 4 pm. See chasecounty.com/champion.html or phone Charley Colton at 882-4078 or Diann Schilke at 882-1294.

June 11-12. Truckin’ through Nebraska: Mobile Children’s Museum, 740 Court Street, Imperial. Fun, hands-on museum. Sunday 12 to 7 pm, Monday 8 to noon. Find out more at ne150.org/museum. Follow the mobile museum on Facebook @TruckinNE. Phone Jo at City Office, 882-4368.

June 13. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of The Age of Innocence, Pulitzer-award winning book by Edith Wharton. Ask at the library for a copy.

JUNE 14. FLAG DAY, commemorating the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.

June 16-18. MOVIE: Everything, Everything. Rated PG13. Drama, Romance. A teenager who’s spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

June 16-18. MOVIE: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, 2D/3D. Rated PG. Animation, Action, Comedy. Two imaginative pranksters hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

June 17. Imperial Citywide Garage Sales. Extra maps available that morning in front of Imperial Republican, 622 Broadway. Phone 882-4453.

  JUNE 18. Father’s Day. Thank him. Remember him.

June 18. Railroad Collectibles, Chase County Museum, c/r Chase & Broadway in Champion, 1 to 4 pm. See chasecounty.com/champion.html or phone Charley Colton at 882-4078 or Diann Schilke at 882-1294.

June 21. Youth ATV Training, Chase County Fairgrounds, hosted by Mid-Plains Community College. Contact: Crystal Welch. Register by calling 308-535-3678. Two age groups: 6-9 and 10-16.

June 21. Chamber Meeting, Imperial Community at Noon. Phone Community Center at 882-5343 before 9 am to reserve lunch. Gues Speaker: Shelly Daffer, Community Educator and an Advocate with Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Services.

June 23-25. MOVIE: Wonder Woman. Rated PG 13. Fantasy, Science Fiction. Stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Wonder Woman leaves her island home to fight a war to end all wars. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

June 25. Golf “T Off”, Chase County Museum, c/r Chase & Broadway in Champion, 1 to 4 pm. See chasecounty.com/champion.html or phone Charley Colton at 882-4078 or Diann Schilke at 882-1294.

June 26-30. Vacation Bible School: Operation Arctic – Exploring the Coolest Book on the Planet, Imperial Bible Church, 800 W. 11th. 8:00 to 11:15 am. Monday at 7:45 for check-in. Age 4 to 6th grade, just completed. Pre-register at imperialbiblechurch.myanswers.com/operation-arctic. Phone 882-4576.

June 27. Lion’s Club, 6 pm, M&M’s Natural Jaz. Cost: Pay for supper. Phone Jayne Henry, 308-882-4095, or email jhenry@gpcom.net.

June 30-July 2. MOVIE: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Rated PG. Fantasy/Action. Stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom. Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday 7:30. Sunday 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

June 30-July 2. MOVIE: The Mummy, 2D/3D. Rated PG13. Fantasy, Action. Soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder comes under attack in the Middle East. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

July 1. Smokin’ on Broadway, with The Good Living Tour. Meat-smokin’ competition, human foosball, giant Jenga, live music, bounce houses, giant scrabble plus backyard and BBQ baked bean competitions.

July 2. Champion Stories & Tales, Chase County Museum, c/r Chase & Broadway in Champion, 1 to 4 pm. See chasecounty.com/champion.html or phone Charley Colton at 882-4078 or Diann Schilke at 882-1294.

Weekly Events

Imperial Community Center, 882-5343: Free Exercise Class for Men & Women, MW, 10 am; Women’s Coffee, MWF, 9 am; Men’s Coffee, M-F, 8 am; Bingo, Tues, 1 pm; Lunch, M-F, Noon, $6 under 60, $5 above. Phone by 9.

Tuesdays at Noon— Rotary Club at M&M Jaz. Laura Gaschler, 414-1055. For meeting schedule see Facebook @RotaryClubofImperialNebraska.

Wednesday, 3 pm—Bingo at Parkview Heights. Phone 882-5333.

Thursday, 9 am—TOPS at Imperial Community Center. Lorna, 883-5304.

 

 

Chase County Calendar May 2017

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For school activities see chasecountyschools.org or waunetapalisadeschools.org.

Jo Leyland, Imperial’s City Clerk/Administrator, needs 30 volunteers for the interactive Nebraska Children’s Mobile Museum on June 11-12 to work four- to five-hour shifts plus help in setting up and dismantling the museum. Phone Jo at 882-4368 if you can help. Find out more at ne150.org/museum.

May 2. ECAP Action Plan – follow-up on April round table discussions. Imperial City Gym, 6 pm. Phone Jason Tuller, Director, Imperial Community Development, 308-882-4368.

*May 5-7. Fate of the Furious. Rated PG13. When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into world of terrorism and betrayal of those closest to him, crew faces trials that will test them as never before. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone city office at 882-4368 to volunteer. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

May 7. Gymnastics Performance, 1 p.m., Wellington Gym, Imperial. No admission charge. Everyone welcome.

May 8. Diabetes Support Group, Chase County Hospital, Basement Conference Room, 6 to 7:30 pm. See chasecountyhospital.com – Upcoming Events or phone Julie at 882-7386. (Every second Monday of the month.)

May 9. Rotary Club lunch, noon, M&M Jaz. The club will honor CCHS Students of the Month for February,  March, and April. Phone Laura Gaschler, 414-1055. Schedule flexible: See Facebook page for updates.

May 9. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich. Ask at the library for a copy.

*May 12-14. MOVIE. Smurfs: The Lost Village. PG. Animated. Smurfette and her friends race to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history. Imperial: Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

*May 12-14. MOVIE. Going in Style. Rated: PG13. Three lifelong pals embark on a daring bid to knock off the bank that absconded with their money. Stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

May 13. Crazy Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Imperial Library. Phone Vivian at 883-5873 or Linda at 883-1770 for details. (Every second Saturday.)

May 14. Mother’s Day Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.

May 14. Mother’s Day Buffet, Eagles Club, 601 E 5th St, 11 am to 1 pm. Offering two meats. Phone 882-5445.

May 14. National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Put on some lively music, and dance like a chicken. And since it’s also her day, see if your mother will join in!

May 14, 21. Chase County Museum, c/r Chase & Broadway in Champion, opens with quilt shows, 1 to 4 pm. See chasecounty.com/champion.html or phone Charley Colton at 882-4078 or Diann Schilke at 882-1294.

May 15. Cancer Support Group, Chase County Hospital, Basement Conference Room, 7 pm. Meetings confidential. Phone Deb Hrcka at 882-7290 or email dhrcka@chasecountyhospital.com. (Every 3rd Monday of the month.)

May 17. Chamber Meeting, Imperial Community at Noon. Guest speaker will be Carrie Galloway with program on HR Training and Education. Phone Community Center at 882-5343 before 9 am to reserve lunch, $8.

May 18. Red Cross Blood Drive, Imperial Bible Church, 800 West 11th, 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Register to donate at redcrossblood.org or phone 800-733-2767. Walk-ins welcome.

Need to Downsize? Use these local Facebook groups: “Imperial Area Online Garage Sale” if you have items to sell and “Love to Share” if you have things to give away.

*May 19-21. MOVIE. The Zookeeper’s Wife. Rated PG13. Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo help save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion in 1939. Based on book by Diane Ackerman. Imperial: Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

*May 19-21. MOVIE. Gifted. Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. Stars Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

May 20. Kid’s Fishing Day for kids ages 8 to 13 at Champion Lake, 10 am to 2 pm. Hamburgers, hot dogs, equipment, bait, instructions, provided by Southwest Ikes (Izaak Walton Conservation League). Tom Elder, 882-5119.

MAY 23. Lion’s Club, 6 pm, M&M’s Natural Jaz. Cost: Pay for supper. Phone Jayne Henry, 308-882-4095, or email jhenry@gpcom.net.

*May 26-28. MOVIE. Guardians of the Galaxy. Rated PG13. The team unravels the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Imperial Theatre: Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone city office at 882-4368 to volunteer. Chateau Theatre in Wauneta: 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

May 27. Memorial Day Pancake Breakfasthosted by the Rotary Club, at the fire station on 637 Broadway. Funds raised will be used to help purchase a Tripod rescue gear kit for our Volunteer Fire Department’s Rope Rescue Squad.

May 27. Joggin’ for Frogmen, 5K race and Tadpole Trot, 9 am to 12 noon at Imperial City Park, honoring and raising funds for families of Naval Special Warfare. Register online at JogginforFrogmen.com/imperialne. Registration fee $35. Participants will receive t-shirt and medal. Email imperialne@jogginforfrogmen.com.

May 29. Imperial: Memorial Day Service, Mt. Hope Cemetery, 10:30 am. Guest speaker will be Brian Hill.

May 29. Wauneta: Memorial Day Service, Riverside Cemetery, 10:30 a.m. Phone Dennis Pfeiffer 394-5494.

*Movie titles are subject to change.

 

Weekly Events

Imperial Community Center, 882-5343:
Free Exercise Class for Men & Women, MW, 10 am
Women’s Coffee, MWF, 9 am
Men’s Coffee, M-F, 8 am
Bingo, Tuesday, 1 pm
Lunch, M-F, Noon, $6 under 60, $5 above. Phone by 9.

Tuesdays at Noon— Rotary Club at M&M Jaz. Laura Gaschler, 414-1055. Schedule flexible: See Facebook page for updates.

Wednesday, 3 pm—Bingo at Parkview Heights. Phone 882-5333.

Thursday, 9 am—TOPS at Imperial Community Center. Lorna, 883-5304.

 

 

May Celebrations – 2017

 

Born in May, Born in Nebraska

Henry Jaynes Fonda. Born in Omaha on May 16, 1905, died August 12, 1982, of cardio-respiratory arrest in Los Angeles.

Henry Fonda Trivia:

  1. He was also known as One-Take Fonda.
  2. At 76, Fonda was the oldest person to win a best actor Oscar (On Golden Pond).
  3. He studied acting in Omaha with Dorothy Brando, mother of Marlon Brando.
  4. One of Fonda’s hobbies was beekeeping. He also enjoyed making model airplanes and kites. He earned the rank of Life Scout and became a scout master as an adult.
  5. Fonda served in the Navy for three years during WWII, winning the Bronze Star for his service in the Central Pacific.

Quote: “If there is something in my eyes, a kind of honesty in the face, then I guess you could say that’s the man I’d like to be, the man I want to be.”

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May 8-14. National Children’s Book Week. Pick up a children’s book at the library and read it to a child or just for yourself! Many fabulous kids’ books are not just for kids. (Two of my recent favorites: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. CB)

May 12. National Limerick Day, celebrating the birthday of Edward Lear, born in 1812. He wrote this one:

There was a young lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp, and purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.

 

April 2017 Chase County Calendar

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For school activities, see chasecountyschools.org or waunetapalisadeschools.org.

  April is National Humor Month

*March 31 – April 2. MOVIE: The Shack. Rated PG-13. Drama. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445. Thanks to Duane and Beverly Dinnel, first 50 patrons each night get free admission.

  April Fool’s Day. Would you have fallen for this? The Left-Handed Burger. In 1998, Burger King tricked customers with a full-page advert in USA Today. The ad plugged its ‘left-handed Whopper’. The burger had all the condiments and rotated 180 degrees for left-handed diners. Burger King broke the news with the line: ‘Everyone knows that it takes two hands to hold a Whopper!’

April 1. Pancake Breakfast, St. Patrick Friendship Hall, 7 to 10 am. Pancakes, eggs, juice, milk, and coffee in exchange for free-will donation to the Imperial Rotary Club. Proceeds will purchase sit-to-stand lift for Imperial Manor. Phone Laura at 414-1055 or Cheryl at 883-0265 for more information.

April 1. Presentation on Islam, Zion Lutheran Church, 1305 Broadway, 1 to 4 pm. Presenter Adam Francisco teaches Islamic Studies and Christian Apologetics at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

April 2 – June 24. 14th Annual Walk to Health, sponsored by the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department. To participate in 12-week program, register at walk.fitthumb.com, Pin #4563. If you’re not online, phone 308-345-4223 or drop by the Imperial office at 501 Broadway.

A priest, a rabbi, and a vicar walk into a bar. The barman says, ”Is this some kind of joke?’

 

April 4,11,18; May 2. Round table discussions to follow up on ECAP survey (go.unl.edu/imperial), 6 pm, Imperial City Gym. April 4: Eight characteristics. April 11: Discovery Tool. April 18: Setting Priorities. May 2: Action Plan. Phone Jason Tuller, Director, Imperial Community Development, 308-882-4368.

April 7. Quilt Show featuring Prior’s New Generation Fabric Store, 6-9 pm, at Meadowlark Gallery, 248 Central Avenue in Grant. See Meadowlark Gallery Facebook page.

April 7. Pancake Supper and Silent Auction, Rainbow Promise Preschool, 5 to 8 pm. Preschoolers will perform. Tickets $5 available from preschoolers or at the door.

*April 7-9. MOVIE. Beauty & the Beast. PG. Adaptation of fairy tale about monstrous-looking prince and young woman who fall in love. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

April 8. Crazy Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Imperial Community Center. Phone Vivian at 883-5873 or Linda at 883-1770 for details. (Every second Saturday.)

April 8. Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt, 1 pm, Imperial City Park. Storm date is April 15. Lions Club members will hide 4000 candy-filled plastic eggs, each also containing a quarter, donated by the Lions Club with local banks and credit services.

April 8. White Barn Treasures, 34764 733 Road, Wauneta. 9 am to 3 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Local vendors with handmade, repurposed and vintage items, home based businesses. Fun barn/community atmosphere.

April 9. Sunday Buffet, Imperial Community Center, 11 am to 1 pm. Adults $10; children 10 years and younger $5. Phone 882-5343.’

   I went on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Never again.

APRIL 9-15. National Library Week. Stop by the Lied Imperial Public Library and find out for yourself how “Libraries Transform” – the 2017 theme.

April 10. Diabetes Support Group, Chase County Hospital, Basement Conference Room, 6 to 7:30 pm. See chasecountyhospital.com – Upcoming Events or phone Julie at 882-7386. (Every second Monday of the month.)

April 10, 15. Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska, 112 South Tecumseh Avenue, Wauneta. Regular packaging events Monday, 6-8 pm; Saturday, 9-11 am. Phone Mary at 883-6761.

April 11. Broadway Book Bunch. Imperial Library, 7 pm. Discussion of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Ask at the library for a copy.

*April 14-16. MOVIE. Beauty & the Beast. PG. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

April 17. Cancer Support Group, Chase County Hospital, Basement Conference Room, 7 pm. Food/beverages, program, tips and advice. Meetings are confidential. For more information, phone Deb Hrcka at 882-7290 or email dhrcka@chasecountyhospital.com. (Every 3rd Monday of the month.)

If you’ve never heard of the singer Tom Jones, you won’t get this one: 
“Doc, I can’t stop singing the ‘Green, Green Grass of Home.'”
Doc says, “That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome.”
“Is it common?” I ask.
“It’s not unusual,” he replies.    

April 19. Imperial Chamber Meeting, Community Center, Noon. Phone Center at 882-5343 before 9 a.m. to reserve lunch, $8.

April 20. Freedoms Foundation students will present a program about their trip to Valley Forge, PA. Lied Imperial Public Library, 6:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend.

Did you know that the Chase County chapter is one of only two Freedoms Foundation chapters in the state of Nebraska?

*April 21-23. MOVIE. Going in Style. Rated PG13. Three lifelong pals risk it all in a daring bid to knock off a bank that absconded with their money. Stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer.

*April 21-23. MOVIE. Power Rangers. rated PG13. Five teens learn the world is about to be obliterated by an alien threat. They’re the only ones who can save the planet. Wauneta Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

April 22. Pancake Breakfast, St. Patrick Friendship Hall, 7:30 to 10:30 am. Pancakes, eggs, juice, milk, and coffee in exchange for free-will donation to the Imperial Rotary Club. Proceeds will purchase sit-to-stand lift for Imperial Manor. Phone Laura at 414-1055 or Cheryl at 883-0265 for more information.

April 24-25. Stop Human Trafficking. April 24, 7-9, Lied Imperial Public Library. Free, open to the public. No children, please. April 25, 9-10 am, Chase County Schools, Open to the public. Presenter Glen Parks is a prosecutor with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and Coordinator of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. Phone Mid-Plains Community College, 308-882-5972. VIDEO: “What is Human Trafficking?”

April 25. Lion’s Club, 6 pm, M&M’s Natural Jaz. Cost: Pay for supper. President, Jayne Henry, 308-882-4095 or email jhenry@gpcom.net.

  “I told my doctor that I broke my arm in two places. He told me to stop going to those places.”

*April 28-30. MOVIE. The Boss Baby. Rated PG. Suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Imperial Theatre, Friday-Saturday, 7:30. Sunday, 7 pm. Phone 882-4368 to volunteer. Wauneta Chateau Theatre, 7 pm, Friday-Sunday. Phone 394-5445.

April 30-May 1. The Lion King Jr, Chase County Schools Spring Musical, 7:30 pm. Co-directed by Randy Hayes and Jill Bauerle.

*Movie titles are subject to change. Phone 882-4368 or 394-5445 to verify.

Weekly Events

Imperial Community Center, 882-5343: Free Exercise Classes for Men and Women, 10 am, Monday and Wednesday; Women’s Coffee, MWF, 9 am; Men’s Coffee, M-F, 8 am; Bingo, Tues, 1 pm; Lunch, M-F, Noon, $6 under 60, $5 above. Please phone by 9.

Tuesday, Noon— Rotary Club at M&M Jaz. Laura Gaschler, 414-1055. See Facebook page for updates.

Wednesday, 3 pm—Bingo at Parkview Heights. Phone 882-5333.

Thursday, 9 am—TOPS at Imperial Community Center. Lorna, 883-5304.

 

April Celebrations – 2017

April 13, 1915 The birthday of Robert S. “Bob” Devaney, who served as head football coach at the University of Nebraska from 1962 to 1972, with a career college football record of 136-30-7. His Cornhuskers won consecutive national championships in 1970 and 1971 and three consecutive Orange Bowls.

Devaney served as the athletic director at Nebraska from 1967 to 1993, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981. He died of a heart attack on May 9, 1997, and is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park in Lincoln.

April 6 Centennial of the U.S. Entry into World War I – April 6, 1917

April 7 National No Housework Day. No sweeping, dusting, laundry, or dishes. Have coffee with friends, read a book, take a leisurely walk — anything but housework!

April 23National Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Celebrate the bard’s birthday by substituting you (singular) with thou and thee, and y’all (plural) with ye.

April 28National Arbor Day, established first in Nebraska in 1872.

April is…

 MONTH.

Adopt a highway, clean up the yard, plant flowers, put a fresh coat of paint on your deck.

National Autism Month. Learn more from the Organization for Autism Research at ResearchAutism.org.