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Mid-States Rodeo Association Recognizes Contributions Made By Local Members

October 9, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

This past weekend (Oct. 3-5, 2014), the Mid-States Rodeo Association Finals were held in Lincoln. With this being the 40th annual finals, they recognized past champions from 1974 to date in all the events.
Four Elgin-area rodeo competitors were recognized during the weekend-long event. All four of those current and past champions are from one family.
Van Volk was recognized as a past Champion Bull Rider (1974). Van is the uncle of Ricky and JR Clouse.
Jerry Clouse was recognized as a past Champion Steer Wrestler (1979). Jerry is the brother in-law of Van and father of Ricky and JR.
Ricky Clouse was named the 2014 Champion Bull Rider.
JR Clouse was recognized as the last year’s (2013) BullFighter of the Year. JR also worked this year’s finals as a bullfighter.
Jake Bode of Elgin ended his 2014 season finishing third in Bull Riding according to the association’s final results.

Medicare Drug Plan Information Available From Dvorak

October 9, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Homestead Service Coordinator’s Office is again offering free assistance to area seniors comparing Medicare’s Prescription Drug Plans.
There are a total of 30 stand-alone drug plans available in our area, all with different premiums, deductibles and co-pays.  Beneficiaries are encouraged to compare their current coverage with available options.  Even though a plan met their needs in 2014, it may not be the best choice for them in 2015.
Seniors should have recently received an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) packet from their drug plans, and it is very important that they read and understand these notices.
Assistance is also offered for seniors having difficulty affording their medications.  The Social Security Low Income Subsidy or pharmaceutical companies’ Patient Assistance Programs may be available.
Free, unbiased, confidential information to aid beneficiaries in choosing the best plan for their circumstances is offered.  Appointments may be made by calling Connie Dvorak, SHIIP counselor, at 843-2280.  The Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program also may be contacted at (800) 234-7119.
The 2015 open enrollment period begins October 15, and continues through December 7.

Tickets Remain Available For Oktoberfest

October 9, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The St. Boniface Gem Club is putting on an Oktoberfest celebration to be held Saturday, October 18 at the KC Hall in Elgin.
For persons 21 years of age and older, the event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. It will feature an assortment of authentic German fare, a fine selection of craft German beer, games and a photo booth, silent auction, and a live polka band to cap off the evening. Tickets are $60, and will include a commemorative St. Boniface Oktoberfest glass beer stein which you can use to enjoy some brew. Free keg and German craft beer will be served in the beer garden. Plan on watching the Nebraska-Northwestern football game while there.
Don’t be shy—don your finest German attire–you may win the prize for best-dressed!
Tickets are available from Dean’s Market and the Bank of Elgin, or contact Tammy Bode at 386-5870, Lindy Borer at 984-2600, Amy Klein at 750-3227, Gina Moser at 649-1554, or Heather Veik at 750-2950. Hope to see you there!

Oktoberfest Tickets Now On Sale

October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Oktoberfest is right around the corner! The St. Boniface Gem Club is putting on an Oktoberfest celebration to be held Saturday, October 18 at the KC Hall in Elgin.
For persons 21 years of age and older, the event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. It will feature an assortment of authentic German fare, a fine selection of craft German beer, games and a photo booth, silent auction, and a live polka band to cap off the evening. Tickets are $60, and will include a commemorative St. Boniface Oktoberfest glass beer stein, from which you can enjoy some tasty brew. Refills are $2.
Don’t be shy—don your finest German attire–you may win the prize for best-dressed!
Tickets are available from Dean’s Market and the Bank of Elgin, or contact Tammy Bode at 386-5870, Lindy Borer at 984-2600, Amy Klein at 750-3227, Gina Moser at 649-1554, or Heather Veik at 750-2950. Hope to see you there!

Father Boes Receives Creighton U Alumni Merit Award

October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Father Steven Boes, Boys Town National Executive Director, was one of nine Creighton University Alumni Merit award recipients at the University’s annual alumni homecoming weekend Sept. 19, 2014.
This award is conferred annually on outstanding graduates of each of the schools and colleges. Attending the ceremony were his parents Gene and MaryJane Boes along with Fr. Marvin Boes and Lisa Schuma-cher.
Creigh-ton’s awardees provide distinguished service to the University and show personal qualities that mark him or her as cultured and of high moral principles guided by the Jesuit ideal of being men and women for others.
Father Steven Boes obtained his graduate degree in 1994 from Creighton University.
Father Boes is the fourth priest to succeed Father Edward Flanagan, who in 1917 founded the iconic Boys Town. The national executive director since 2005, Father Boes oversees what is now one of the largest privately-funded nonprofit, nonsectarian child care agencies in America. Father Boes has more than 20 years experience as a nonprofit director, counselor and youth advocate. The Carroll, Iowa native has been a priest in the Archdiocese of Omaha since 1985 and earned his master’s in counseling degree from Creighton University. He has been a pastor and teacher in Norfolk, Fremont and Omaha and was also director of St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, Neb.

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