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.
“This fall, Antelope Memorial Hospital and its clinics are providing a new influenza vaccine that provides protection against four strains of influenza – instead of three,” said Karen Gallagher, Registered Pharmacist at AMH. “The vaccine is called QUADravalent. It was developed to provide protection against both of the B strains — not just one or the other.”
Each year, the choice of strains included in the influenza vaccine is made by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center of Disease Control (CDC). In six of the last 10 years, the influenza vaccine did not protect against the B strain that seemed to be causing the most disease at the time. The vaccine protected against two strains of A virus and one strain of B virus. The quadravalent influenza vaccine will protect against an additional B strain (two strains of both the A and B viruses). However, the most important point is just to get vaccinated each year.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review.
The monthly meeting of the Elgin Community Club will be held Monday night, Sept. 29.
To be held at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon, the meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the dining room.
Among the items to be discussed will be a Fall decorating contest and the establishment of a Vetch Days committee.
The local chapter of the Future Farmers of America will once again recognize Elgin’s agricultural community for their support.
FFA Advisor Julia Schwartz announced Monday the annual event known as “Feed the Farmer” will be held on Friday, October 3 this year.
The site will be at the Central Valley Ag lumber building. She said FFA members will be serving burgers, brats, chips, salad, bars/cookies, pop or water from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Farmers, ranchers, as well as ag businesses, etc. are all welcome to attend.
In a hurry? FFA members can pack a “to-go” lunch for you and your field crew!
September 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Pope John students will hold a paper drive on Saturday, Sept. 20. Those in the Gonzaga and Isidore Houses are in charge of the project. The following are contact persons:
Clearwater, Rural St. John & Ewing — Trey Baum (402-843-6683)
Neligh — Calli Krebs (402-887-5215))
Petersburg — Terri Seier (402-843-8643)
Raeville — Miles Schrage (402-843-0286)
Elgin — Liz Selting (402-843-6589) and Morgan Childers (402-843-6396) and Sister Pat (402-843-5461)
We will collect newspapers, phone books, paperbacks and shredded paper, magazines, slick papers and mailings as well as flattened cereal boxes, etc. of that quality.
Please note: If at all possible, please have papers bagged, (brown bags or plastic ones), but not put in cardboard boxes.
Items not to be collected are: corrugated cardboard boxes, hard covered books (unless the covers are removed), spiral notebooks, calendars, manuals, etc.
Please have the materials at the pick-up locations by 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, or placed in the protected area in front of the St. Boniface Gym no sooner than Friday, but no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday.