Golden Plains

Friday, May 24, 2002

Organizations throughout Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas schedule Memorial Day services Monday.

American Legion Post No. 9 of Curtis plans Memorial Day services Monday at three locations in Frontier County:

Curtis Cemetery, 9 a.m.

Stockville Cemetery, 10 a.m.

Moorefield Cemetery, 11 a.m.

The Burke Towne American Legion Post No. 272 plans services Monday in the Maywood Cemetery, at 11 a.m.

Memorial Day services, sponsored by the Farnam American Legion Post No. 288, are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., in the Farnam Cemetery.

The Stockville Women's Club plans its annual Memorial Day dinner/potluck Monday at the Frontier County fairgrounds at 11:30 a.m. Club members will provide meat, potatoes and vegetables; others are encouraged to bring salads and/or desserts. A free-will donation will be collected.

Services at the Trenton Cemetery will begin at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon follows at the TCDC building at 11:30 a.m.

The flag-raising will begin at 8 a.m. MDT at the Benkelman Cemetery. The ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Monument on the south lawn of the courthouse will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a ceremony at the cemetery.

Services in Haigler begin at 10 a.m., followed by refreshment at the Legion Community Building.

Arapahoe's American Legion Post No. 96 plans services at 9 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery and at the Arapahoe Cemetery at 10 a.m. The Edison Legion will assist with services at the Edison Cemetery at 10 a.m., and at St. Matthew's Cemetery at 10 a.m.

American Legion Post No. 290 of Elwood will conduct services at 9:30 a.m. at Salem Cemetery and at 10:30 a.m. at the Elwood Cemetery.

The annual meeting of the Robb Cemetery Association is planned at 10:30 a.m. at Robb Cemetery, Elwood.

The Gosper County Senior Center will host a sandwich and salad buffet following services.

Sam Hubbard Post No. 46 of Atwood plans a program at 10 a.m. at Atwood Fairview Cemetery.

In McDonald, Chester Phipps Post No. 229 will conduct services at 10 a.m. at the McDonald Cemetery.

Services at the Hayes Center Cemetery will be 11 a.m., followed by lunch at the Legion Hall.

Adam Miller Post No. 133 of Culbertson plans services at the Culbertson Cemetery at 10 a.m. Lunch of turkey and ham salad sandwiches will follow at the Legion Hall. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Services begin at 10 a.m. at the St. Francis Cemetery and 11:30 a.m. at the Cheyenne Valley Cemetery. The program at Hope Valley Cemetery starts at 2:30 p.m. MDT.

Memorial Day services will be conducted by the Charles Roy Bonham American Legion Post and Auxiliary No. 28 at the Hendley Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., and at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City at 10:30 a.m. Services at the Wilsonville Cemetery start at 10:30 a.m., hosted by Chester Parsons American Legion Post No. 152.

The Stamford American Legion plans services at the Stamford Cemetery, 9:30 a.m.; Deaver Cemetery, 10:30 a.m.; Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 11 a.m.; Maple Creek Cemetery, 11:30 a.m.; and Union Cemetery, noon and 2:30 p.m.

The Oxford American Legion plans services at Mascot at 10:30 a.m., and at the Oxford Cemetery at 11 a.m. Dinner will follow at the Oxford American Legion Hall.

Imperial's VFW Post and Auxiliary plan services at Mount Hope Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. MDT.

The schedule at Wauneta includes: Eden Cemetery southwest of Wauneta, 9 a.m. MDT; St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, southwest of Wauneta, 9:30 a.m. MDT; Wauneta's Riverside Cemetery, 10:30 a.m.; community luncheon in the Legion Hall, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hamlet's Meadow Lawn Cemetery, 10 a.m. MDT, followed by the annual Hamlet community potluck dinner at the city hall.

Services at the Palisade Cemetery will start at 9 a.m. MDT, followed by a dinner at the hall in Palisade.

Memorial services will start at 2 p.m. at the VFW Post in Herndon. The Jennings American Legion plans services at 10 a.m., Sunday at Big Timber Cemetery, followed by a potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m. at the senior center. Another service will be 10 a.m., Monday at the Jennings Cemetery.

Services Monday in Oberlin will start at 10 a.m., in the Oberlin Cemetery. The American Legion will host a presentation on Memorial Day, May 27, at the Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook. Mark Friehe is the quest speaker and Jenny McCarthy, a McCook High School student, will play Taps.

The McCook Army Air Base Historical Society Memorial Garden and barracks building will be open in honor of Memorial Day from 1-4 p.m. Go north on Highway 83 and turn west at the District 41 school. A free gift will be given to all Veterans.

Dan Stramel of the American Legion said that on Memorial Day, American flags should be flown at half-staff until noon.

At noon, flags should be raised to full-staff for the rest of the day.

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