civic groups

No matter how great our little town, we are connected to the wide-wide world. To a degree that might surprise newcomers; our townsfolk recognize this. They join Rotary International; they have seen fit to give every student in our school an Apple laptop connected to the web; and our farmers can tell you, right now, the spot price of corn in Chicago. We live in Arnold, so we invest ourselves right here where we are while being fully aware that Arnold, Nebraska, is on planet earth.

American Legion

The purpose of the American Legion is to support American’s veterans.

North Walnut St.
Arnold, NE 69120

Commander—Darrell Sheets, (308) 520-0478
Custer County Commander—Marion Scott, (308) 530-7822
Custer County Vice Commander/Adjutant—Charles Foran, (308) 848-2459

Meeting Time
2nd Tuesday each month, 8 p.m. at Legion Hall

Building Rental
Legion Hall rental is available for $50 per day

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 salutes veterans, supports their activities, and promotes Americanism. Activities include: sponsoring a Girl’s State delegate each year, holding annual Poppy Day sales to support disabled veterans, coordinating the annual Poppy Day poster contest for younger children, awarding a scholarship to a high school graduate each year, and many other donations to the Veterans’ Home and Veterans’ Hospital in Grand Island, Nebraska.

North Walnut St.
Arnold, NE 69120

Wilda Foran, (308) 848-2459

Meeting Time
4th Thursday each month. 2 p.m. at Legion Hall

Arnold Golf Association

In 1998, the Arnold Golf Association upgraded its course from sand greens to grass. Members built the course with funding by donations and sponsorships of the greens by businesses and private citizens. Current membership is between 80-90 members. Through memberships, the Arnold Golf Course employs one full-time groundskeeper.

The Arnold Golf Association hosts the annual Dodge Truck Hole in One Tournament, which provides golfers a chance to win a new Dodge on a 176 yard par 3. Multiple tournaments are also held throughout the summer for three-person scrambles, couples, and seniors.  

The Arnold 9-hole course is very golfer-friendly, but you will encounter the creek four times while playing the course for at least a bit of challenge. The  course is a par 36 with two par 3, four par 4, and two par 5 holes. The Arnold course is fun to play because it’s easy to get on, no tee-time reservations required. Give the Arnold Golf Course a try. Even if you golf like Beetle Bailey, you’ll enjoy the beauty.

South of Arnold approx. half mile, east of Highway 40, next to the Arnold Cemetery

Rotary Club of Arnold

Rotary International is the world’s oldest service organization. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build peace and good will in the world. The Rotary Club of Arnold has been recognized for its stellar record of local and international service for over three quarters of a century. Recent projects include:

  1. Planting and maintaining deciduous trees in Old Mill Park,
  2. Assisting in the cleanup of the Arnold State Park and the construction of a handicap accessible fishing dock
  3. Installing seats at the Rialto Theatre
  4. Assisting the Lions Club with sight and hearing testing in Arnold
  5. Interviewing and selecting youth to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp
  6. Providing opportunities for local students to study abroad and hosting exchange students from other countries

Of the things we think, say, or do:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Four-Way Test, written by Herbert J. Taylor and adopted by Rotary International in 1943 as its official question of ethics.

We welcome visitors! The program topic is listed weekly in The Arnold Sentinel.

Ken Wehrman, (308) 848-2568

Meeting Time
Thursdays at the Cardinal Inn, 6:30 p.m. fellowship meal, 7 p.m. meeting, 7:30 p.m. program


Arnold Ministerial Association

Projects include community Thanksgiving service; food pantry support, Meals on Wheels, and Bible study at Riverview Apartments on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Any pastor in Arnold

Meeting Time
No current scheduled meeting times

Boy Scouts

Ted & Renee Bubak, (308) 848-4778

Ground Zero Student Ministries

At Ground Zero Student Ministries, each week the students enjoy a meal, games, singing, and a Bible lesson. It is a time of food, fellowship, fun, and learning as they dig into the Word and grow closer to God. Open to students grades 6-12. Donations are welcome to help the leaders provide the students' meals and other necessities.

Matt & Katie Coleman, (308) 848-2458
Matt Coleman, Cell (308) 636-8079
Leron Bierman
Andrew & April Tickle

Meeting Time:  
Wednesdays, 7 p.m. 

Good News Club

Good News Club is a nondenominational effort to teach the good news of the Bible to the elementary children of Arnold. Good News Club runs for nine weeks beginning in September and again in January. Children will have snacks, participate in fun music time, and hear a missionary story and Bible story. Children can earn points to spend at our "store" and win prizes. A fun time is sure to be had by all while learning the important lessons of the Bible.

Program Coordinator
Pam Smith

Meeting Time
K–2nd Grades: Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m., First Baptist Church, Melody Coleman
3rd–6th Grades: Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m., Nazarene Church, Rev. Dynette Oberg

Arnold Food Pantry

The Arnold Food Pantry is sponsored by the Arnold Ministerial Association and provides food for families in need up to four times a year or more with referral.

205 North Walnut St.
Arnold, NE 69120

(308) 848-2902

Western Riders 4-H Club

4-H is the Cooperative Extension system’s dynamic, nonformal, education program for today’s young people. The program partners the cooperative efforts of youth; volunteer leaders; state land-grant universities; state and local governments; 4-H foundations; and the Cooperative State Research, Educational and Extension Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nebraska 4-H is comprised of youth ages 5-19 and adults.  All partners are working to assist youth in developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to become productive and contributing members of society.

The Western Riders 4-H Club of Arnold has volunteer leadership with horses, beef, and shooting sports but does support many other programs and curriculum. They are also participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program on four miles of Highway 40 south of Arnold.

The Western Riders meet once a month from March to September with project meetings held weekly through the summer. Youth are welcome to join and volunteer adult leaders are appreciated.

Carolyn Bowers, (308) 848-2485

Arnold Roping Club

The Arnold Roping Club meets Sundays through the summer at the roping arena in the southwest corner of the Arnold State Park to practice their roping skills and just to have fun. Members are welcome to use the roping facility at any time.

Arnold State Park, Roping Arena, South Highway 40

Matt Vickers, (308) 848-3327


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