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NPPD Schedules Public Hearings on R-Project Transmission Line

October 23, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A series of eight public hearings on Nebraska Public Power District’s R-Project 345,000-Volt Transmission Line are scheduled to be held during the first two weeks of November. The hearings will be held in eight counties where the line route has been selected, with each meeting having a one-hour open house prior to the formal hearing.
NPPD plans to construct approximately 220 miles of transmission line from the District’s Gerald Gentleman Station, south of Sutherland, to a new substation to be constructed in Holt County. Besides the new substation in Holt County, a new substation will also be built at a location near Thedford. NPPD has not determined a final line route for the project.
This new transmission line will help enhance operation of NPPD’s electric transmission system, relieve congestion from existing lines within the transmission system, and provide additional opportunities for development of renewable energy projects.
The public hearings will be held at various locations November 4, 6, 10, and 12. The following schedule has been shared with landowners along the final route:
Tuesday, November 4 – Logan County Fairgrounds, 71 Highway 83, Stapleton; open house from noon to 1 p.m.; public hearing from 1 to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, November 4 – Holiday Inn Express, 300 Frontage Road, North Platte; open house from 6 to 7 p.m.; public hearing from 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, November 6 – Thomas County Fairgrounds, 83861 Highway 83, Thedford; open house from noon to 1 p.m.; public hearing from 1 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 6 – Brewster Community Center, 250 Garfield Ave., Brewster; open house from 6 to 7 p.m.; public hearing from 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday, November 10  American Legion, 657 G Street, Burwell; open house from noon to 1 p.m.; public hearing from 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, November 10 – Loup County Community Center, 406 4th Street, Taylor; open house from 6 to 7 p.m.; public hearing from 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, November 12 – Wheeler Central High School (new gymnasium), 214 5th Street, Bartlett; open house from noon to 1 p.m.; public hearing from 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, November 12 – Chambers Community Center, 107 E. Main Street, Chambers; open house from 6 to 7 p.m.; public hearing from 7 to 9 p.m.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Pumpkins To Fly At Petersburg Sunday

October 23, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

It’s not Fall in this part of the state unless pumpkins are flying through the air. That’s right, the 11th annual Punkin’ Chunkin’TM will be held this Sunday, October 26.
Admission is free to the event, sponsored by the Petersburg Community Club. It is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at a location along the highway east of town (follow the signs).

Tickets On Sale For Upcoming Dinner Theater

October 23, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Pope John Drama Team is preparing for their annual dinner theater to be held Saturday, November 22nd in the St. Boniface Gym.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m.
Ichabod Crane is new to Sleepy Hollow, he is takin’ over the choir, courtin’ the wealthy daughter, and sharin’ a ghost story or two. But not everyone is happy to see Ichabod and want to run him out of town.
Will the Headless Horseman be the end of Mr. Crane? Come and watch “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and see it as you never have before, ya’ll!
Tickets are on sale from any drama student or the high school office.

Hand Awareness Tips Help Prevent Illness

October 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

“Everyone knows it’s important to wash their hands,” said Dr. Troy Dawson of Antelope Memorial Hospital. “However, ‘hand washing and hand awareness’ are both key in helping to prevent the spread of germs during the cold and flu season.”
The four principles of hand awareness are: DO NOT cough into your hands, DO NOT sneeze into your hands, wash your hands properly at the appropriate times (listed below) and above all - DO NOT put your fingers in the T-zone (eyes, nose and mouth).
One of the main ways that people become sick is after coming into contact with the microscopic droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze. The mucous membrane found in the T-zone is the primary pathway for ALL cold and flu germs to enter the body. That’s why it’s important not to touch your face with your fingers.
Washing your hands properly with soap and warm water (for at least 20 seconds) will remove most of the harmful germs that can make you ill, added Dr. Dawson. It’s important to wash your hands before you eat, prepare food, treat a break in the skin or insert or remove contact lenses. You should wash your hands immediately after blowing your nose, using the restroom, handling uncooked foods (meat, poultry or fish), changing a diaper or handling garbage. Hand washing should also be done before and after caring for an injured/ill person or animal. Hand sanitizing gels may be used in place of hand washing and are generally more convenient. However, it’s been found they are ineffective against the enterovirus.
Individuals may be confined to closer spaces at work or school - setting the stage for cold and flu germs to spread more easily. It is especially important in these settings to follow hand awareness and washing tips to reduce the risk of illness.
For more information, contact your health care provider at AMH Family Practice Clinics at (toll-free) 877.887.5440.

Tonic Sol-fa In Albion Sunday Night

October 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Albion Area Arts Council will present the Emmy-award winning a cappella singing group Tonic Sol-fa Sunday, October 19th at 7 p.m. in the Boone Central Gym in Albion.
Named one of the five “must see” groups in America and described by the New York Times as “a vocal kaleidoscope…unique to the human voice,” Tonic Sol-fa has been highlighted in Newsweek magazine, performed with Jay Leno and appeared on NBC’s Today Show. Tonic Sol-fa leads the vocal music world as the nation’s premier a cappella group.
Tickets are only available at the door. Admission is $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children with Arts Council members admitted free-of-charge.
Anyone having questions may contact Paul or Lori Hosford at 402-395-6727 or at arts2008@frontiernet.net.
The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Additional funding has been provided by the Boone County Visitors Promotion Fund.

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