Central Valley Ag and the Elgin FFA Chapter will be hosting a “Feed the Farmer” event on Friday, Oct. 31. CVA employees of and Elgin FFA members will be serving lunch to individuals hauling grain to town on Friday. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am-1:30 pm in front of the office at the grain scale east of the Hardware Store.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Elgin next week.
The bloodmobile will be here on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Elgin High School gymnasium.
Bloodmobile hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The goal for this visit is 65 units. Persons wishing to make an appointment should contact Lori Widger at 843-5789.
By Dennis Morgan - Publisher
Nick Allemang, owner of Elgin Body and Glass, was presented a ‘First Dollar’ during the meeting held at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon.
Club members agreed to retain the current officers for another year. Tharnish will continue as president, Gary Arehart as vice president and Betty Kallhoff as secretary/treasurer.
As in past years, Chamber members will again participate in a Turkey Give-A-Way. The drawing will be held on Monday afternoon, Nov. 24. The Chamber will look into entering a float in the Christmas parade to be held at Neligh on Sunday, Nov. 30. Other items discussed at the meeting was the possibility of businesses hosting an ‘after hours’ social event. Also discussed was the annual Kid’s Christmas Shopping Day to be held in December.
The November meeting will be held on Nov. 24 at the Steel Steed. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner and the meeting to follow at 7 p.m.
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Pictured with National FFA Advisor Dr. Larry Case are the Elgin FFA’s five American Degree recipients. They are (front row) Clayton Hensley, Paige Redding, Ross Becklun and Travis Sprout. Back Row: Dr. Case and Steven Bartak. Photo submitted
INDIANAPOLIS - Clayton Hensley, Paige Redding, Travis Sprout, Steven Bartak, and Ross Becklun all received the American FFA Degree at the 81st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis on Saturday, October 25, 2008. It is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization and recognizes these young adults demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing and service programs.
These young adults are members of the Elgin FFA Chapter and their agricultural education teacher and FFA Advisor is Philip Simpson.
These Elgin FFA members received gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate in a blue leatherette frame to commemorate the achievement. The recognition program is sponsored by Case IH, The Farm Credit System Foundation and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. and Syngenta, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The national FFA convention is the nation’s largest annual youth gathering, welcoming students, parents, and educators from all across the United States.
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