Serving begins at 11 am this Thursday for the annual St. Boniface Thanksgiving Day Bazaar. Dinners will be served until 2 pm. Evening lunches start at 4 pm and run until 7 pm. A Country Store and various games will be open in the church basement. Other games - and bingo - will be held at the St. Boniface gymnasium.
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ELGIN — Possessing a one-point lead midway through the third quarter, Elgin couldn’t hold onto the lead and saw their dream of a state championship crumble at the hands of the Humphrey St. Francis Flyers Saturday night.
The Flyers scored the last 24 points of the game to win 52 to 29 to advance to the state championship game Thursday where they will play Ewing, a team the Eagles defeated in October.
Against the Flyers, the Eagles and their fans felt every emotion from jubilation early in the game to the realization late in the game that there would be no trip to Lincoln for a championship game.
Humphrey was defeated in the Championship game by Ewing.
Medicare beneficiaries may join or change Medicare Prescription Drug Plans from November 15 through December 31, 2008. Information on plan changes for 2009 became available on October 15. In Nebraska there are a total of 48 plans offered by 20 companies.
There are several important changes to the standard benefit for 2009, but individual plans are also making significant changes to existing benefits. Many plans are changing their premiums, their deductibles, the drugs the plans cover, co-pays, and the terms of “GAP” coverage. Medicare Prescription Drug Plans were required to send an “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC) to beneficiaries explaining the changes by October 31. It is very important that seniors read and understand this notice.
Due to numerous benefit changes, it will be difficult for seniors to know whether their current plan will be the best plan for them in 2009. The Medicare.gov website is a good source of information about plans and has a very good comparison tool. Persons wanting assistance with comparisons on the website or with understanding their “Annual Notice of Change” can contact Connie Dvorak at the Homestead Service Coordinator’s office (843-2280) or Karen Koenig at 843-5390, trained SHIIP counselors. SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) is coordinated within the State of Nebraska Department of Insurance. SHIIP counselors do not recommend policies, companies, or insurance agents but do provide information to consumers to allow them to make educated choices. All counseling sessions are free, unbiased, and confidential.
Merchants in Elgin will make Thanksgiving special for a number of their customers with a free Turkey Give-A-Way. As a means of showing their appreciation to their customers for their patronage throughout the year, your hometown businesses will be giving frozen turkeys away on Monday, Nov. 24. Some of the best turkeys to be found anywhere, they’ll be happy to spend Thanksgiving roasting in your ovens. Before being frozen, they could be heard gobbling, “Eat me, I’m a turkey!”Persons can now register at the businesses for the drawing which will take place between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Turkey winners will be announced in next week’s paper.