Check This Out: Nov. 3-9

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

Shop to help Historical Society

The Nevada Community Historical Society will hold a “Holiday Bazaar” on Saturdays, Nov. 5 and 12. The Bazaar will be open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. both days at the Historical Center, 624 J Ave. Lots of fun holiday season items will be available for purchase and all proceeds will help fund upkeep on Nevada’s historical properties that are maintained by the Historical Society.

Amnesty International meeting

Amnesty International will meet Saturday, Nov. 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m., in the Danfoss Room at the Ames Public Library. We will discuss human rights issues and write letters on behalf of individuals whose human rights have been violated. The work is appropriate for high school age and older, but younger children are welcome in the meeting room. Bring a laptop or write letters by hand. Writing supplies and refreshments are provided. No dues. Contact information: 515-290-5827,

Gather to pray for leaders

A Nov. 8 Election Day Communion Service, sponsored by Nevada’s First Christian Church, Central Presbyterian and Memorial Lutheran, offers a non-partisian and ecumenical way for residents to gather to pray for our leaders/country. The event serves as a way for those who are Christians to remember together that Jesus is the one who unites us, not political parties, nations or language. This service will be held at 7 p.m. on election night at First Christian, 250 West E Ave. The first such service goes back to 2014, so it is hoped this is a tradition that will continue.

And finally, ‘Check This Out’ in next week’s Nevada Journal…

Steve Lekwa discusses why foxes have become part of the population in our Story County towns; along with a couple Veterans Day inspired stories on local military achievers and how this year was one of the best for a veteran’s family.