Check This Out: Jan. 7 - Jan. 14

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

Legislative Wake-up

Attend the Ames League of Women Voters’ and Youth and Shelter Service’s Legislative Wake-up event this Saturday, Jan. 9, to learn more about where your Story County legislators stand on the issues. This session will be a chance for attendees to ask questions and learn more about the people who represent you. The event takes place at the Ames City Council chambers (upstairs in Ames City Hall), 515 Clark Ave. It starts at 8:45 a.m. and is expected to last until 10. Refreshments and conversation will be available prior to the event, around 8:30. If you can’t make it in person, you may view this event on the Ames Government Access Television Channel 12. This forum is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County and Youth and Shelter Services. For more information, contact co-chairs Linda Murken,; or Donna Elliott,

Play Trivia

Are you signed up for the Nevada Community School Foundation’s Jan. 9 Trivia Night event? It’s a special celebration, as this is the 50th event since the Nevada Trivia Nights started in past years. In celebration of the 50th, the theme of the night will be “The ’50s,” and the winning table will receive a free night of trivia for each team member. If you’ve never played trivia, form a team (maximum of eight players, $12.50 per person or $75 minimum for tables of fewer than six people). You can bring your own beverages (beer and wine are allowed) and snacks for your table. To sign up, call Ann Kurtenbach, 515-291-9818 or email:

Take Me To Church

Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada will hold a community webcast viewing on racism next Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7:45 p.m. Lutheran Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton will be featured in the live webcast, which is an effort to understand the complexity and implications of racism. The webcast will include a conversation about racial disparity in the criminal justice system and community responses. All members of the public are invited to attend this discussion. Memorial Lutheran is located at 701 11th St.