October 9, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Neligh Lions Club met on Thurs., Oct. 8 at the Lions Den with 20 members and 3 guests present. Guests included Dist. Gov. Bob Arp and Lion Wilma Arp of Columbus and Deanna Martinson of Oakdale. In honor of the International President, Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada, the tables were decorated in a Japanese theme with several items from various collections and paper “cranes” made by Connie Henn, Art instructor at Pope John. Lion Bill Alderson explained about some of the items and the Lions vests being worn. Hosting numerous exchange students over the years, the Alderson’s have many items of apparel as well as collectables.
Following a 6 p.m. dinner, the Business Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lions Pledge, led by Lion Bill Alderson. Introductions were made and Roll Call taken.
Pres. Bev Alderson reported on the first segment of the Lions Purposes. A reading was presented by 1VP Becky Springer on “White Cane Day,” Oct. 15 – a day set aside nationally to make Americans aware of blind and/or visually impaired citizens. Each person present then made a “white cane” in recognition of the set-aside day.
Dist. Gov. Arp presented an interesting and informative talk on his recent trip to Hawaii to attend the Lions International Convention with 22,000 other Lions from around the world. He presented an antique steel lion bank to the club in awareness of “…contributing to society and never failing to lose our vision in why we’re Lions: to SERVE HUMANITY.” He spoke of several ways Lions contribute world-wide to help meet the needs in health care and natural disasters. Lions Clubs International is the largest “service club” in the world, not receiving any government aid.
Members will gather this week to pick up trash along a section of highway 275 near Neligh. Upcoming in November they will attend the Fall Rally in Grand Island. Pres. Bev, the Nebraska Youth Exchange Chairperson, will speak on the Exchange Program; handing out Host Family forms. Locally, families interested in becoming hosts to foreign students of high school age may contact her for more information.
Secretary Barb Mahnke was presented a gift for being the Sept. “Lion of the Month.” Lion Duane Gunderson was awarded a pin for bringing in two new members the past year.
Lion Bill Alderson thanked Lion Wayne Ives for the contributions he has made throughout the years to the Neligh club. He and Lion Barbara Ives will be missed; they are moving to CO. Lion Wayne has led the group in singing as well as sharing solos many times.
The November 12th meeting will reflect the importance of being aware of the symptoms of diabetes and the need for proper nutrition.
It’s an event everyone looks forward to. They come hungry and leave satisfied.
The Elgin United Methodist Church Annual Fall Turkey & Ham Dinner is rapidly approaching.
The dinner will be held this Sunday, Oct. 11. Serving is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. and continue til 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 10, children 5 & under eat free. Homemade pie included in the meal price.
New this year, there will be a silent auction of items with the money going to a parsonage remodel project.
Dine-in advance ticket sales are underway, please call (402) 843-6073. For carry-out advance ticket sales call (402) 843-8321 during evening hours.
The local chapter of the Future Farmers of America will once again recognize Elgin’s agricultural community for their support.
The annual event known as “Feed the Farmer” will be held on Friday, October 9.
The site will be at the Central Valley Ag lumber building. FFA members will be serving burgers, brats, chips, salad, bars/cookies, pop or water Friday morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Eight Elgin FFA members made the long trip out to Scottsbluff last Tuesday and Wednesday to compete in the Nebraska State Range Judging competition.
Coming off of a great performance at the Area V contest held in the Eastern part of the state, these eight judgers were excited to see what the Western part of the state had to offer.
The students did really well despite a huge difference in terms of vegetation and landscape.
Here are the results:
Sr. Division: Eli Heilhecker was the top placer for Elgin finishing 12th among 190 participants. As a team, Eli, Trey, Kelsey and Taylor finished 14th out of 47 teams.
Jr. Division: Marie Meis was the top placer for Elgin finishing 18th out of 219 particpants. Calli Krebs also placed in the top 25 percent earning a ribbon at 41st place.
As a team, Marie, Calli, Cole and Taralyn finished 15th out of 57 total Jr. Teams.
Our FFA chapter expressed their appreciation for instructor Wes Prater for taking FFA members out to the contest.
September 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Gayla Oakley, RN, MAACVPR, director of Cardiology Services and Prevention at Boone County Health Center, has been elected to the status “Master of AACVPR” (American Assoc-iation of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation), which is given to those long-term members of AAC-VPR who exemplify the highest standards of the profess-ion. Gayla is the 33rd person nation-wide to receive the award and only 6 of them are nurses. The remaining 27 who have been given this prestigious award have their MD or PHD.
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