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November 5th, 2012
ď»żď»żLINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is reminding producers the deadline for participating in the federal Pasture Rangeland Forage (PRF) Insurance program for 2013 is Nov. 15.
This program is a risk management product of the federal United States Department of Agricultureâ€™s Risk Management Agency (RMA).
The 52nd Annual One Box Pheasant Hunt took place in Broken Bow this past weekend, and the 2012 results of the nationâ€™s top pheasant hunt - set in the beauty of the Nebraska Sandhills - are in.
The AURORA TEAM takes 1st Place - AURORA TEAM members are, Captain: David Baker, CHARLOTTE, NC; David Lankewicz, HICKORY, NC; Mike Lukas, MOBILE, AL; Robert Mason, CHARLOTTE, NC; Bill Medearis, CHARLOTTE, NC
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you are aware that elections are next week. While most attention has been focused on the presidential and senatorial campaigns, there are also a few local races of interest in the 2012 election.
Sales Tax Proposed
Two Custer County communities are asking their residents to vote on a proposed sales tax in those towns. Residents of the village of Ansley will vote yes or no to impose a sales and use tax of 1.50 percent, on top of the existing state sales tax.
Take-back programs for electronics in Nebraska could save taxpayers almost $2 million and create over 700 new private-sector jobs, according to new projections by The Nebraska Product Stewardship Coalition, an alliance of state and national organizations committed to shifting Nebraskaâ€™s waste management system from one focused on government funded waste diversion to one that relies on producer responsibility.
ARNOLD - - If you have ever doubted the adage, â€śage is nothing but a numberâ€ť, you need to meet Miriam Brower. Soon to be 106-years-old, she most certainly proves that saying is true!
Miriam lives in Arnold, where she has resided for the past 75 years. She raised her family here, taught Sunday school here, and proudly calls the Custer County community her home.
Miriam Leach was born Nov. 11, 1906, in Emmett, Idaho. She was the only girl in a family of seven - four older brothers, and two younger.
The Broken Bow Wind farm is complete, the towers are dedicated, and final testing and commissioning is in its final stages.
A key component to the operation is a nine mile long, 115,000-volt transmission line planned and built by Nebraska Public Power.
When a wind tower generates, the power has to have some place to go, and the job of the new transmission line is to make sure this takes place.
â€śThis has been a successful project due to outstanding cooperation by the community and landowners involved,â€ť said NPPD Project Manager Jedd Fischer, in the October NPPD newsletter â€śGRID.â€ť
As Nebraska weather patterns cycle from wet to dry periods, drought finds its way here eventually. Still, it is an understatement to say that 2012 has been a challenge for agricultural producers and the ag businesses, organizations and agencies that work alongside them. According to the University of Nebraska Lincolnâ€™s website www.-drought.unl.edu/ranchplan/Overview:
Are our kids getting enough to eat in school? That is a question that has been inundating the media, and weighing heavily on the hearts of parents since new guidelines were issued last Spring.
With a heavy push by First Lady Michelle Obama, effective this school year the USDA made its first major changes in school meals in 15 years. While the reforms were designed to offer kids more nutritious meals, and in turn raise a healthier generation, the new guidelines have been met with some resistance - by both students and parents.
Make plans to attend a Community Health Fair Oct. 30, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Mid Plains Community College in Broken Bow. The evening will focus on health issues prevalent in todayâ€™s lifestyles.
Health Fair chair Kathy Hillje said she is excited about what is being offered.
â€ś(The event) is not just focused on general health, but on all aspects of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.â€ť
From Dan Osmond - Custer County Sheriff
The Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office receives reports of phone or email scams on a weekly basis. These types of crimes cost people thousands of dollars and are very difficult to trace. The phone calls or emails are originated in foreign countries making the recovery of money almost impossible. The best way to protect yourself from these crimes is to learn what to watch for and understand what is a legitimate call or email and what isnâ€™t. I have put together a few things that will help you identify a scam.