Community calendar March 24, 2016


Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Blue Mound Banquet Center. Visitors are welcome.

Blue Mound Cemetery Association  will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the residence of Ray and Elaine Hansen.

Pleasant View Cemetery Association annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the home of Richard and Ruth Opsata at 110 West Luverne Street. For more information contact Jan Nuffer at 507-855-2266.

Luverne Lady Red Hats will meet for lunch at Sterling’s Café at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 8. Contact Kay Umbreit at 507-283-2778 to make reservations by Tuesday, April 5.

Beaver Creek Township Board of Appeal and Equalization will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, April 11.

Al-Anon meets from 6:30 to  7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 507-449-1246.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays and for basic text study at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. For more information call 507-220-0137.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Note the new location during the library renovation. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.

Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.

Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.

Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.

Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.

Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.

Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.

Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Habitat Office located in the alley entrance of 126 East Main Street. Visitors are Welcome. Call 507-215-2091 for further information.


No Monthly Food Mission in March

There will be no monthly food giveaway for the month of March.

The next giveaway will be Thursday, April 21. Watch the Luverne Announcer for details.


Rock County spring weight road restrictions in effect

Spring weight road restrictions are in effect on Rock County roadways.

Starting and ending dates are based on how the weather is affecting roadway strength. Ending dates for spring load restrictions are variable, and drivers must check for updates throughout the spring.

If you have any questions, please call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010.


The Historic Palace Theatre shows ‘The Martian’ Thursday, March 24

Escape for an afternoon one Thursday each month. This month The Historic Palace Theatre will show “The Martian” at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Admission is $5.


Grace Lutheran hosts blood drive April 4

Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne will host a Red Cross blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Monday, April 4.

To make an appointment to donate, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-733-2767.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.


Luverne Kindergarten Round-Up

Luverne Kindergarten Round-Up will be Thursday, March 31, at the Luverne Elementary School. Session one is geared toward new kindergarten parents and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Session 2 is an informal meet and greet time and will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children must be five years old before Sept. 1, 2016, in order to register for kindergarten. Contact the Elementary Office at 507-283-4497 with questions.


FamilyLife ‘I STILL Do’ Marriage Enrichment

Couples are welcome to join FamilyLife from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Living Rock Church in Luverne to affirm the fundamental importance of a strong, healthy, commited marriage in every culture. Couples will have a chance to reaffirm that their marriage matters to both their children and the rest of society. Lunch will be catered by The Bluestem. Cost is $40 per couple.


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