Central Plains Satelite

Opportunities to Boost 4-H/FFA Exhibits

March 31, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Recent changes have been made by the Antelope County Fair Board and the 4-H Committee to boost 4-H and FFA exhibits at the County Fair, reports Extension Educator, Dewey Teel. These changes will begin with the 2011 Fair coming August 2 – 7. At their last meeting, the Fair Board voted to double the premium money on all 4-H and FFA exhibits. Premiums have not changed for many years so this is a welcome move that will benefit every exhibitor throughout the entire fair.

Another change is that school projects can now be entered as 4-H or FFA exhibits at the fair. Such exhibits must be entered through an existing 4-H or FFA project when making out fair entries later this summer, said Teel. School exhibits are not allowed at the state fair so these will be “county only” entries but hopefully it will bring more exhibits to our green building.

Market beef, sheep, swine, and goat exhibitors will have the opportunity to enter animals in the first annual 4-H/FFA Market Animal Premium Auction. At their last meeting, the 4-H Committee voted to begin this auction to encourage more 4-H and FFA members to bring animals to the fair. A committee from the 4-H Committee and Fair Board is being appointed to organize and set up guidelines for the auction. When they are finalized more information will be coming, said Teel. The deadline for identifying market beef for showing at the county fair has been extended to April 15th. 4-H Enrollment forms are available at the extension office or downloaded at: http://antelope.unl.edu/antelope4h.

If anyone has questions about any of these new changes they can call the Extension Office, Elgin FFA, or a 4-H Committee member.  We are in a continually changing environment where fewer youth are challenged to maintain many programs and activities and 4-H is just one of them. Hopefully, these changes will encourage a few more of them to come our way, said Teel.

xxxx

The annual Science Fair will be held Monday night, March 28, at the Elgin High School gymnasium.

Under the direction of instructor Sara Walsh, the eveng will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and involve EPS science students in grades 7-12.

“We really have a lot of creative ideas this year,” Mrs. Walsh said Monday.

“They (the students) have also really been focusing on using technology in their testing when possible.

“They’ve also been incorporating more visuals into their presentations including the use of the video footage (compiled on Movie Maker) from their testing — especially if their testing cannot be redone that night.  As always, they are encouraged to have audience participation.”

She noted that she has worked with other teachers this year to assist with the fair.

“I worked more with some other teachers, Tina Thiele-Blecher helped the junior high language arts kids with their research. She actually taught them research methods (using print media instead of Internet!) and how to compile their papers. Amy Selting worked with the freshmen and taught them how to use Movie Maker. And Heidi Rethmeier assisted with the use of her probes and CBL units.

Some topics include: texting while driving, who takes more steps during the day — PJ or EP kids (and health benefits of), tests for taste sensitivity, smoking and lung health, blood spatter trajectories.

There are many more — but these are some creative ones that jump out at me right now, Mrs. Walsh noted.

Make plans now to attend!

EPS Begins Search for New Principal

March 31, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A search has begun for a new principal at Elgin Public Schools.

At a special meeting Thursday night, Principal Jimmy Feeney III submitted a letter of resignation, effective at the end of his current contract, in order to accept a similar position at Boone Central Public Schools.

Superintendent Steve Dennis said Feeney has done a great job here at Elgin Public Schools during his two years on the job. “I hate to see him go,” the superintendent said. “It’s a good opportunity (for him).”

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review.

Boys, Girls State Selections Announced

March 31, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Selections have been announced for 2011 Cornhusker Boys and Girls State to be held later this spring in Lincoln.

The American Legion Auxiliary, Elgin Unit 229 has been notified that their candidates for Cornhusker Girls State have been accepted. The delegates to Girls State this year are Carey Eischeid and Ashley Bode. Alternate is Lauren Selting.

Carey Eischeid is a Junior at Elgin Pope John Central Catholic High School. She is the daughter of Tom and Orfilla Eischeid. Carey has been involved in volleyball, basketball, Junior Right to Life, choir, the musical and one act.

Ashley Bode is a Junior at Elgin Public School. She is the daughter of Charles and Shelley Bode. She has been involved in volleyball, basketball, track, FCCLA and speech.

Lauren Selting is a Junior at Elgin Pope John High School. Her parents are Gene and Angie Selting. Lauren has been active in volleyball, basketball, Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society and is Co-President of Junior Right to Life.

Boys State

Ryan Meis, the son of Jayne Meis, will be attending Boys State. He is a junior at Elgin High School.

Grant J. Beckman, the son of Scott and Deb Beckman, has been selected to attend Boys State. Beckman is a junior at Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School.

Chosen as alternates were Caleb J. Pelster of rural Bartlett. He is the son of Bob and Janice Pelster. Also chosen as an alternate was Evan Parks, the son of Anne and Ed Parks. Both are juniors and attend school at Pope John.

The Elgin Community Club is sponsoring two students to the event, The Legion and Auxiliary each sponsor one student.

The students will join nearly 400 other high school juniors from across Nebraska participating in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys and Girls State on June 5-11, 2001, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus.

The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion, is designed to provide youths with a better understanding of how city, county and state governments operate.

The event is set up as a functional “51st state” and each participant learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job.

Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics and be involved in other varied activities as part of the citizenship training program. They will set up their own state government and draft bills.

Special lectures and addresses will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders including Governor Dave Heineman and Supreme Court Chief Justice John M. Gerrard.

National acclaimed motivational speaker JoAnne Owens-Nauslar is also scheduled to address the group.

This Week’s Classifieds: March 30, 2011

March 30, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

WHERE TO EAT:

SERVING EITHER Rib Steak or Prime Rib every Monday 6 pm – 9 pm. $10.95. Knotty Pine, 402-386-5488, Petersburg, NE.  1tfc

FOR SALE:

FOR SALE: Original Sunheat heaters and air purifiers. Dwaine & Deb Trease. 402-485-9264. Service on any brand heater. 4tfc

BOOK FOR SALE:  “Exhaling: A Compilation of Columns and Short Stories” by Lori Krause.  Available at The Elgin Review Office, or by calling  Krause at 402-843-5309. 16tfn

HELP WANTED:

PART TIME PATIENT SERVICE REGISTRATION CLERK: Call (402) 887-6217 or send resume to  HYPERLINK “mailto:mschwager@amhne.org” mschwager@amhne.org or Antelope Memorial Hospital, Box 229, Neligh, Nebraska 68756. EOE 24-25c

EVENT COORDINATOR Wanted for Werner Hall, Petersburg. Responsible for scheduling events and being present for those events. Contact Father Stan, 402-395-2393. 23-24c

HELP WANTED: Full time CDL truck driver, benefit package. Applications at Ag Agronomy in Oakdale. Contact Jude at 402-776-2453. 23tfc

SERVICES:

PASSPORT PHOTOS: Official U.S. and foreign passport and Visa photos available here. Available in under ten minutes. $10 for two images. Appointments recommended. The Elgin Review, 116 South 2nd St, Elgin NE. 402-843-5500.  1tfn

CALL US for fresh flowers, plants, balloon bouquets. Will deliver to Elgin. Flower Corner, 402-887-4441 or 1-800-590-2384. 1tfc

FOR RENT:

FOR RENT: 2-bedroom apartment. Call 843-2373. 19tfn

FOR RENT: Smith’s Storage Buildings, Elgin. Clean, dry and secure. Sizes 8’ x 16’ and up to 12’ x 24’. Prices start at $28/month. Contact Lee or Marie Smith. 402-843-2391. 1tfc

CARD OF THANKS:

I would like to thank every one that sent me 80th birthday wishes from both near and far, the personal visits and telephone calls, also the surprise visit from our daughter Ramona from Phoenix, AZ.

Frank Kamphaus

Special thanks to all my family for an exciting 80th birthday. What a joy to receive so many cards and phone calls from my family and friends. Everyone is so special, God Bless you!

Virginia Foss

Many thanks for the cards, visits, food and prayers following my surgery.

Betty Moser

This Week’s Classifieds: March 23, 2011

March 24, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

WHERE TO EAT:

SERVING EITHER Rib Steak or Prime Rib every Monday 6 pm – 9 pm. $10.95. Knotty Pine, 402-386-5488, Petersburg, NE.  1tfc

FOR SALE:

FOR SALE: Original Sunheat heaters and air purifiers. Dwaine & Deb Trease. 402-485-9264. Service on any brand heater.                   4tfc

BOOK FOR SALE:  “Exhaling: A Compilation of Columns and Short Stories” by Lori Krause.  Available at The Elgin Review Office, or by calling  Krause at 402-843-5309. 16tfn

A COLOR photo of the Mignery painting that was on the north wall of the old bowling alley. Contact Tom at The Steel Steed, 402-843-2167. 21-22c

HELP WANTED:

EVENT COORDINATOR Wanted for Werner Hall, Petersburg. Responsible for scheduling events and being present for those events. Contact Father Stan, 402-395-2393. 23-24c

Help Wanted: Full time CDL truck driver, benefit package. Applications at Ag Agronomy in Oakdale. Contact Jude at 402-776-2453.         23tfc

 

 

 

SERVICES:

PASSPORT PHOTOS: Official U.S. and foreign passport and Visa photos available here. Available in under ten minutes. $10 for two images. Appointments recommended. The Elgin Review, 116 South 2nd St, Elgin NE. 402-843-5500.    1tfn

CALL US for fresh flowers, plants, balloon bouquets. Will deliver to Elgin. Flower Corner, 402-887-4441 or 1-800-590-2384.                    1tfc

FOR RENT:

FOR RENT: 2-bedroom apartment. Call 843-2373.   19tfn

FOR RENT: Smith’s Storage Buildings, Elgin. Clean, dry and secure. Sizes 8’ x 16’ and up to 12’ x 24’. Prices start at $28/month. Contact Lee or Marie Smith. 402-843-2391.                   1tfc

CARD OF THANKS:

The St. Francis Knights of Columbus would like to thank everyone that came to our Ham & Beef Dinner on March 20th. It was a big success and we really enjoy serving you. God Bless you all!

We thought of you with love today,

But that was nothing new.

We thought about you yesterday,

And days before that too.

We think of you in silence,

We often speak your name.

Now all we have is memories,

And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake,

With which we’ll never part.

God has you in His keeping,

We have you in our hearts.

Your acts of love and kindness shown to us at this difficult time of our loss were truly appreciated. Our deepest thanks for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. Also for the memorials, flowers, food, visits, phone calls, and beautiful cards. Your compassion and generousity will always be remembered. You don’t know how great it is to live in a small town  - here, people really care!

Sadly missed by her mother, Ursilla Stoltz, and families.

“Thank You” to everyone who supported the St. Boniface Spring Benefit Auction.  We appreciate all the businesses, individuals, and families who bid, or donated/consigned items or services.  Special thanks to Ted Baum, Corey Curtis, Allen Norris, and Mark Durre for donating their auctioneer services and to JoAnn Baum, Chris & Jeanine Baum, Dave Baum, Dan & Deb Baum, Doris Baum, and Denis Henn for their dedication each year.  Many thanks to the cashiers, and to Circle 4 for providing the lunch stand.  Most of all, we thank the Auction Committee, headed up by Ben & Anna Meis and Kathy Dinslage, for making it all happen.

 

God Bless you all!

St. Boniface Parish

 

« Previous PageNext Page »