UNL Winter Wheat Meeting and Tour Crop producers and others who would like to learn first-hand information about growing wheat under center-pivot irrigation are invited to a workshop and tour in O’Neill on Friday, June 17.
The workshop will begin with breakfast at the Blarney Stone Restaurant at 9 a.m.
Following a short program by UNL Extension Specialists and local seed suppliers, the group will travel to the plots north of O’Neill. Here they will view several University of Nebraska winter wheat varieties growing under center-pivot irrigation. They will be able to compare and learn about recommended varieties, and newly released varieties says, UNL Extension Educator, Dewey Teel.
There is no cost to attend this workshop and tour. It is sponsored by The Seed House, O’Neill; Arrow Seed, Broken Bow; and Syngenta Seeds, Kearney. For more information and to preregister, please call UNL Extension in Neligh at 887-5414 or O’Neill at 336-2760.
The Elgin Community Foundation Fund is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded later this year.
Meeting Tuesday afternoon, the foundation’s Board of Directors, under the guidance of Todd Heithoff, discussed possible uses and directions for the grant funds. Grants are able to be awarded this year as a result of donations received since its formation back in July 2006. The foundation is dedicated to the improvement and long-term viability of our community. Since its creation, the foundation has grown to nearly $160,000. Some of those funds were the direct results of matching funds gifts from the Hunt Family Foundation (HFF). The local foundation is closing in on another milestone which will result in a $5,000 HFF donation.
The Elgin Community Foundation Fund encourages people from all walks of life to give back to their community by providing a full range of gift opportunities. A volunteer Fund Advisory Committee has been working to increase charitable giving and will be able to award grants to worthwhile organizations and individuals that are addressing the emerging needs and future opportunities in our community.
Examples of how grants could be used in the Elgin area are:
Youth — Support K-12 schools. Curriculum that incorporates technology. Promotional video to promote the community, attract people, economic development. Curriculum for high school entrepreneurship education. 4-H ESI Entrepreneurship Camps.
Challenge grants to Youth Advisory Committees. Scholarships with ‘strings attached’ to encourage students to come back home after graduation.
People Attraction — Non-traditional student scholarships.
Economic Development — Entrepreneurs. Support programs like REAP, EDGE, HTC.
Leadership Development — Seminars/workshops for new and existing leaders. To develop skills like conflict resolution, personality types, delegation, transition. To develop future leaders. To support existing leaders.
Donor Education — Gathering events. Legacy dinners. Annual events. Volunteer of the Year.
The Elgin Community Foundation Fund’s goal is to enhance the quality of life and help create new opportunities in the Elgin area by:
• Supporting and strengthening local nonprofit organizations
• Providing innovative ways for donors to benefit their community
• Identifying needs and making grants in our community
• Participating in partnerships with other community groups
As an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, all contributions to the Elgin Community Foundation Fund are tax-deductible. The Nebraska Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, and has met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards of operational quality, integrity and accountability.
Grant applications can be picked up by from Vicki Miller at City Hall.
More events were announced this week for the upcoming Vetch Days celebration.
The Elgin Community Club met Monday night at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon to discuss that and other activities which will dot the summer calendar.
President Jeremy Young said the dates for the celebration are June 27-29.
One of the biggest developments from the meeting involved the Vetch Days Parade which will be held the evening of June 28. Bev Clark pointed out how new regulations being imposed by the Nebraska Department of Roads creates some liability issues regarding having the parade route go down Second Street (Highway 14). As a result, club members agreed to change the parade route. The parade will continue to line up at Elgin City Park and head west. It will then turn south on Third Street and finish at Bowen Street.
After the parade, the Q125 committee are planning an ice cream social.
The Vetch Days Parade is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
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The Pope John students will hold a paper drive this Saturday, May 28.
The freshmen and sophomores of the 2010-2011 school year are in charge of the project.
The following are contact persons:
Clearwater — Jill Moser (402) 485-9252
Rural St. John — Lee Bartak (402) 992-5381
Neligh — Randi Schrage (402) 887-5271
Petersburg — Austin Heying (402) 386-5318
Raeville — Christopher Bode (402) 843-0269
Elgin — Ross Schindler (402) 843-2158 or Sister Pat (402) 843-5461
Items to be collected:
1. Newspapers, phone books, paperbacks, shredded paper, and hard covered books with the cover removed
2. Magazines and slick papers
3. Flattened cardboard boxes
(NOTE: Papers must be boxed or in brown paper bags)
Items not allowed:
• Hard covered books without the covers removed
• Books, notebooks or calendars with spirals
• Plastic wrappers or bags
Please have materials at the pick-up locations by 8 AM on Saturday, May 28, or placed in the protected area in front of the St. Boniface Gym no sooner than Friday and no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday.
WHERE TO EAT:
THE JOSEPH & Margaret Pelster Reunion will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Raeville Parish Hall with a potluck dinner beginning at 12 p.m. CDT. For more information, contact Teresa Schaecher at 402-454-2120. 33c
TILDEN COMMUNITY Hospital is looking for a part-time/ full-time Housekeeping Aide. Must be 18 yrs. or older. Fill out an application at the business office or contact Kyndra Petersen at 368-5343 for more information. 33tfc
HELP WANTED: Part-time waitress, must be at least 19. Apply at the L Bar B or call 402-485-2525 or 402-485-9261 and ask for Francis. 32tfc
Farm Help wanted. Field work, irrigation, trucking, and general farm help. Full time or part time.
Great wages and benefits. Call 402-370-6261. 32-33c
WANTED: Fulltime Help, includes fuel delivery and service. Qualifications: CDL-A or CDL-B with hazmat endorsement and good driving record required. Excellent benefits. Call Jerry, 402-843-5621. 32tfc
SEMI DRIVER Wanted: Full time position available. CDL, good driving record and experience hauling livestock required. Contact Len at 402-843-5672. Niewohner Trucking, Elgin, Nebraska. 29tfn
PETERSBURG COUNTRY Cottages, Petersburg, has several apartments for rent, with attached garage. Appliances included. Lawn care and trash collection provided. Income and age (55 and up) guidelines apply. Call 402-386-5551. 33-34c
CARD OF THANKS
We would like to say thank you to our family for hosting our 60th wedding anniversary open house at Cloverlodge Care Center, and for all of you who came the extra mile to visit with us there. Thanks also for all the beautiful cards we received that day and several days later. We enjoyed seeing all of you. God bless all of you.
Al and Helen Reicks
Thank you for the cards, kind words and prayers at the passing of my father.
Doug Jones Family