May 29, 2024

Event Briefs for week of Wednesday, Feb. 22

FFA Week Pancake Supper Thursday, Feb. 23

The Nodaway Valley FFA chapter will hold its annual pancake supper 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the high school in observance of National FFA Week, which is Monday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. 24.

The school has Monday off for professional development, however Tuesday through Friday, the Nodaway Valley and Orient-Macksburg chapters of the organization have activities planned to highlight the week of observance.

See more coverage of FFA in next week’s edition.

Legislative Forum Friday night in Fontanelle

The second Legislative Forum of the 2023 legislative session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Fontanelle Community Building.

On the docket are Representative Ray “Bubba” Sorensen and Senator Amy Sinclair, Republicans from Greenfield and Allerton, respectively, who will give updates on recent activity at the State Capitol and answer questions from constituents.

This Legislative Forum is being sponsored by Adair County Farm Bureau.

Lions Club to host archery tournament

The Greenfield Lions Club will host its Robin Hood Archery Tournament Saturday, Feb. 25 at Nodaway Valley High School. Registrations are now open for the event.

First flight starts at 8 a.m. and last flight begins at 1 p.m. There are divisions for elementary (fourth and fifth grade), middle school (sixth through eighth grade), high school (ninth through 12th grade) and adults. Entry fee is $10 for those 18 and under and $13 for 19 and over.

Tournament competition will include eight flights (40 arrows). Only Genesis bows will be used and tournament host will have bows on hand.

Trophies will be given to the top three winners per division.

Register online by emailing or mailing a registration to 306 NW 4th Street, Greenfield.

Adair County Fair Soup Luncheon Feb. 26

The Adair County Fair Board will hold a fundraiser soup luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the 4-H/FFA Center on the fairgrounds.

Proceeds from the meal and an auction that will be held will benefit the 2023 Adair County Fair, scheduled for July 12-16.

NV Festival of Choirs March 2

The Nodaway Valley music department invites the public to its Festival of Choirs Concert Thursday, March 2.

The concert will be 7 p.m. at the high school, featuring middle and high school singers.

Good News Concert March 5

Another edition of the Good News Concert Series at The Gathering Place, 102 SW Kent St., Greenfield, will take place 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5.

This second concert will feature Harbour Lights, a Gospel quartet from southern Iowa featuring that includes Glen Jones and Gary Freeland, both of Greenfield. Others are Ben Turner and Ladonna Smith.

The Good News Concert Series happens each first Sunday of the month.

David Graham and the Eskimo Brothers March 11 at WCC

Direct from Nashville, David Graham and the Eskimo Brothers will appear in concert at the Warren Cultural Center on the east side of the Greenfield square 7 p.m. Saturday, March 11.

For the past 15 years Graham has been the frontman for the Nashville-based American roots music trio The Eskimo Brothers. Graham’s goals are simple: to be the biggest and best male entertainer he can be, and to write and perform songs that are real. Graham’s influences range from Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, to Elvis, KISS, Garth Brooks, AC/DC and Bob Seger to Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra.

Tickets are $15 for adults — students high school and younger are free.

Order tickets at while they last.

Special sponsor is Maynes Law Office.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.