June 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Are they 60 years old or older? Are they on a tight budget?
NENCAP can help!! If you or anyone you know fits these statements and would like more information on monthly food packages, call them today at 402-385-6300 and ask to learn more about the CSFP Program. They have pick-up locations in Norfolk, Creighton, South Sioux City and Pender in addition to a few “tailgate” locations. These are FREE food packages for individuals that meet the income guidelines.
June 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Beginning, Friday, July 3 and running through Sunday, July 5, troopers and communications specialists will put in overtime hours thanks in part to an $11,925 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).
“The 4th of July is a big travel holiday, meaning additional traffic on Nebraska roads,” Said Colonel Bradley Rice, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “By making our troopers visible and available over the extended holiday weekend, we hope to reduce the potential for crashes and encourage voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws.”
Motorists are reminded to always wear their seat belt, obey the posted speed limit and never drive impaired or distracted. Highway improvement projects may alter routes. Travelers are encouraged to pay extra attention in work zones and are reminded that fines double when workers are present. For the most up to date weather and road condition report on your planned route, check 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System at < www.511.nebraska.gov >. A Nebraska 511 mobile app is also available to download at no cost for smartphone users. Simply search your App provider for Nebraska 511.
Anyone who observes a reckless driver, or anyone in need of non-emergency roadside assistance should call the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline when safe to do so at *55 from their cellular phone at 800-525-5555 from any landline. Motorists should report emergencies to 911.
Colonel Rice said, “We want you to partner with us to make this a safe holiday weekend.”
For more information on specific enforcement activities over the July 4th weekend call your nearest Nebraska State Patrol Area Headquarters. You may also view a calendar of selected enforcement activities under the NSP Enforcement Activities link located beneath the state map on homepage of the NSP website.
Troop C-Grand Island
Troop A- Omaha
Troop D-North Platte
Troop B- Norfolk
AKSARBEN Foundation announces 35 recipients of the Good Neighbor Award. Since its inception 71 years ago, this program has been recognizing the good deeds of groups and individuals from across the Heartland. The 35 recipients represent 22 counties. Recipients will receive a certificate and a pin at their local county fair this summer.
Wheeler County – Richard French, Bartlett, NE
AKSARBEN Foundation announces 136 honorees from 59 Neb. counties for the 2015 Heritage and Pioneer Farm Awards. In order to qualify for Heritage Farm distinction, members of the same family must have owned a piece of land consecutively for 150 years; while the Pioneer Farm recognizes families that have owned a piece of land consecutively for over 100 years.
Since their inception, the Heritage and Pioneer Farm Awards have been granted to over 8,500 families from the state of Nebraska. These awards are presented in partnership with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and Nebraska Fair Managers Association. According to Kevin Kock, AKSARBEN Executive Director of Agricultural Initiatives, “These families have a long-standing dedication to agriculture and we want to honor their commitment to Nebraska.” Award recipients will receive one engraved plaque and a gatepost marker on behalf of AKSARBEN Foundation. These awards are presented during the annual county fair in which the land is located.
The Antelope County Fair presentation will be Saturday, August 1.
The following is a listing of the recipients by county:
Pioneer Farm Honorees (100 years)
Antelope County – Jamie and Paula Curtis, Royal, NE; Janice Hauser, Raymond, NE
Holt County – Arnold and Sharon Hall and Virginia Hall, Orchard, NE; Don and Marlene Dexter, Amelia, NE; Eric and Brenna Kohle, Stuart, NE; Regina Olsen and Mardelle Dennis, Grand Island, NE
Knox County – Gary and Marinell Neuhaus, Omaha, NE; Terry and Karla Nelson, Wausa, NE
Founded in 1895, the AKSARBEN Foundation is the premier philanthropic organization for the region’s top corporate and community leaders. With core values of leadership, education, agriculture and community, the AKSARBEN Foundation provides over $500,000 in scholarships annually, carrying out their mission of leveraging collective business leadership to build a more prosperous Heartland.