Check This Out: May 12-18

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

Retirement reception

Employees retiring from the Nevada school district will be honored at a reception Sunday, May 15, 1-3 p.m. in the high school commons. Retiring are: Kathy Goecke, Central Elementary principal; Chris Lloyd, French and English teacher; Tonya McCormick, first-grade teacher; and Mary Ann Downs, associate at NHS.

Fish or Meatloaf anyone?

The American Legion in Nevada is having their monthly Fish Fry Dinner this Friday, May 13, from 5-7:30 p.m. An alternate choice will be meatloaf. Everyone is invited to bring their family and friends and enjoy another great meal at the American Legion. What a great opportunity to thank our local veterans for all they have done for our country and continue to do in our community today.

Gospel Jam

The Nevada Gospel Jam will be held in the Senior Center, 1231 Sixth St., on Friday, May 13, from 7-9:30 p.m., for all who like to play, sing or listen to good gospel music. Admission is $3.

Take a photo with Coach!

This Saturday, at 3 p.m., the Nevada Journal will shoot a photo of the legendary Coach Kellogg as a way of thanking him for his many years of service to the Nevada community and schools. We want as many of you, whose lives he has touched, current students, former students, friends, community members, school personnel… to gather at the Central Elementary School parking lot a little before 3 p.m. for a keepsake photo with Coach! Bring your bikes if you can and enjoy a ride after the photo. We plan to take the photo promptly at 3 p.m. Bring the family and take part in this memory!

Professional Wrestling in Nevada

Come watch the second annual Jeff Thompson Memorial Show, May 14, starting at 7 p.m. “Last year, it was a fundraiser for his parents (Kenneth and Deb Thompson) because Jeff didn’t have life insurance,” said Brian VanderWal, promoter of the event. This year, the proceeds will go to the Food Bank. Admission to the show, which will be held at the Leonard Dueland Pavilion at the Story County Fairgrounds, is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under. The admission fee is how most of the funds are being raised, in addition to a small concession stand.