EverstSheldon United Methodist Church, located at 506 8th Street, will be holding their Vacation Bible School from Sunday, May 31st until Thursday, June 4th. The theme this year is Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.

A meal will be served before the program at 5:30 p.m. each evening and is open to children and their families (a free will donation will be taken to help cover the cost of the meals). The program will run daily from 6:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Pre-registration is requested, and can be done online by visiting their website at www.sheldonumc.org or by going to their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/sheldonumc,  and clicking on the VBS link, but you can also regester at the door.

This event is Free, Fun, and For Everyone!


summer lunch programTuesday, May 26th will kick off the start of the Sheldon Summer Lunch Program. The program provides a free lunch to children of any age in the community every weekday this summer until school starts. Lunch will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Sheldon United Methodist Church, located at 506 8th Street in Sheldon.

Volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to help with this program you can stop in at the church to get more information, or email slpsheldon@gmail.com.

pork chopThe Sibley Pool Committee will be holding a pork chop supper/live auction on Friday, June 12th at Mulligans (Country Club), with social hour starting at 5:00 p.m. and the meal being served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for a single and $40 for a couple.

Live auction will follow the supper. Contact any committee member to purchase tickets: Kim Van Der Sloot, Candi Norgaard, Shari Stanton, Shaylynn Anderson, Jill & Jeremy Leusink, Karen or Connie Van Westen, Greg & Christina Greenfield, Julie Ackerman, Dan Janssen)

music 1Sunday, June 14th, 2015, there will be a Praise and Worship Concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hull, at 6:00 p.m. featuring Dave Anderson and Roger Walck of The Fellowship Ministries, Shepherds Canyon Retreat, Phoenix, AZ.

Dave and Roger’s music is a blend of contemporary, gospel, hymns and lots of old-time Sunday school songs.  The audience will be invited to sing along, but as Dave says, “So long as it’s the same song!”  Please join us in welcoming Dave & Roger to the Hull area.  A free will offering will be received to benefit Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat.  Refreshments will follow.

sunriseArise with the sun and take an early morning stroll through the tallgrass prairie and woodland.  The prairie is alive with sounds, colors and smells.  Join staff from the O’Brien County Conservation Board as you “Wake with the Sun.”

This program will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 a.m.  Enjoy an easygoing ½ mile walk.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring your sense of adventure!  After the walk, you can savor a cup of coffee and a donut while taking in the gorgeous view of the valley.

For more information, call the Center at 712-295-7200.

fish 1School is almost OUT, and summer has arrived!  The O’Brien County Conservation Board is offering a multitude of opportunities for youth to get outdoors and EXPLORE this summer.  These activities are targeted for young people between the ages of 5 -12.

The first of our summer offerings occurs on Tuesday, June 9 at Mill Creek Park, east of Paullina on Hwy 10.  “Fantastic Fish” will be the feature.  There will be games, activities, crafts, a snack and more as participants explore the creatures beneath the water’s surface.  Meet in front of the lodge at 9:00 a.m.  The fun will conclude at 11:30 a.m.

Watch for more upcoming youth events this summer at locations throughout the county.  Make plans to get your young people outdoors this summer!

For more information about the event, contact the O’Brien County Conservation Board at 712-295-7200.

dame's rocketWhat’s that pretty purple flower that popped up all by itself by the mailbox?  It could be a sneaky invasive plant called Dame’s Rocket!  Invasive species have tricky ways of spreading across the country.

Join the O’Brien County Naturalist at the Prairie Heritage Center on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about these invaders spreading by water, wind and roots.  “Stop the Invasion” will introduce participants to several species such as Dame’s Rocket, Purple Loosestrife, Brittle Naiad, Emerald Ash Borer and more.

Learn how to identify some of the plants and insects that are making their way into our area and how you can help prevent their spread.  For more information, contact the O’Brien County Conservation Board at 712-295-7200.

pancakes and sausageThe Young People’s Society of First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon will be holding a pancake breakfast at the Sheldon Christian School on Monday, May 25th. They will be serving pancakes, sausage, and eggs from 6:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. A free will offering will be taken.

Sanford HealthThe Memory Loss Support Group will be meeting on Thursday, May 28th, at 7:00 p.m. at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care Center in Sheldon.

This month’s program will be on sharing. Please come with questions and ideas about this topic, as well as ideas for future programs.

Family and friends of people with dementia are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, or need additional information or assistance, please call  712-324-6467 or 712-324-6470.