February 20, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The fundraising campaign to acquire a new electrical sign for the community received another big donation last week.
The Elgin Community Foundation met last week and the consensus was, according to ECF President Todd Heithoff, to award a grant in the amount of $2,500 towards the new sign. Created several years ago, the Elgin Community Foundation issues grants every year from interest generated by donations through the Nebraska Community Foundation.
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Air Force Airman Kix R. Payne graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Payne is the son of Peggy and Ray Payne of Elgin.
He is a 2013 graduate of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic School, Elgin.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be coming to Elgin on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Sponsored by Pope John, it will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Two members of the Pope John speech team won medals Saturday.
Competing at the Atkinson West Holt High School Speech Tournament, Casey Pelster received the fourth place medal in Varsity Poetry and Karissa Dicke received the third place medal in Novice Informative.
Understanding the Affordable Care Act will be the topic at an upcoming presentation at the Elgin Community Center.
Kathy Beers with AARP Nebraska will give the public presentation on Feb. 19 at 12:30 p.m. For more information or questions, call (402) 843-5757.
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act makes health care available to an estimated 196,000 Nebraskans who have not been covered by a health plan. Open enrollment in health plans ends March 31, 2014.
The health care law provides access to people who have a pre-existing condition, creates new market places that allows insurers to offer more affordable coverage and provides tax credits to lower the cost of coverage.
To learn more about enrollment in health plans and options under the Affordable Care Act, visit www.healthcare.gov or call (800) 318-2596. Another free resource is AAARP’s health law guide at www.healthlawanswers.org.