Hintz benefit coming up

CEYLON — There will be special mission service at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon, followed by a potluck fellowship dinner.

Area residents are invited to join them and hear about Bible translating in Botswana from former Ceylon resident Tim Beckendorf.

There will also be a special service featuring Beckendorf and family at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert, followed by a meal.

Area residents are invited to attend either service. Donations will go toward the Bible translating expenses for the Beckendorfs.


Red Cross blood donations will be 12:30-5:30 p.m. Monday at Martin Luther High School in Northrop. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or go online at www.redcrossblood.org or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to use the new app for the Red Cross. Give the gift of life, give blood.


The committee for the Ceylon Festival will be doing a fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Pizza Ranch in Fairmont. They will clear tables and receive 10 percent of the sales that night plus any tips they earn.

Kathy Christensen, Megan Stade, Angie Thompson, Sarah Odegaard and Barb Kronback would appreciate your help that night.

Festival donations are used to put new playground equipment in the Mondale Park in Ceylon. The next Ceylon Festival will be June 22-24, 2018.


Coffee hours in October continue from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sherburn. Ceylon coffee lovers meet 8:30-10 a.m. every Thursday at the Legends 2 building. Lots of opportunity for good brew and great fellowship.


In upcoming events, there will be a benefit supper to raise funds for the family of Kaycee (Meyer) Hintz. The benefit will be 4-8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Community Building in Truman.

There will be a silent auction, bake sale, and a supper of pulled pork sandwiches, salads, beans, cookie and beverage.

Kaycee’s parents were Wendell and Nadine Meyer, long-time Ceylon residents. Her husband, Larry, was the mail carrier in Ceylon for years. He is now working in Sherburn. His parents were Rev. Robert Hintz and Loretta, long-time residents of Wilbert.

Donations will be used to help with medical expenses for Kaycee, who is battling cancer. If unable to attend, monetary donations also can be given at Profinium Bank in either Fairmont or Truman.