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It’s that time of year when we celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to new opportunities.   Let me share a little bit about the 4-H program and I want to invite you to contact … more
By Julie Schultz, Wayne County and   Tayler Wickham, Washington County     4-H provides youth with the opportunity to learn by doing; but that opportunity is not only … more
Area residents are being reminded of the Haskell Ag Lab Science & Ag Family Field Day at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory to be held on Thursday, Aug. 10. The event will be held at the … more
Forty years ago,   we had one kid in college, another getting ready to graduate from high school, and two more still at home.   I was sitting on the bleachers at Winside High, watching … more
Nebraska Extension in Wayne County has been serving the Wayne County community for many years! While our services have rarely changed, our focus has from time to time. Late in 2022 Nebraska … more
One of the monthly commitments I have is breakfast with Tabitha retirees.   It started with a handful of gals and has grown to more than a dozen, with a couple guys, too.   Last week, … more
Before the church service started this morning, our pastor asked for a show of hands for Chiefs fans, Eagle fans,  and fans whose teams did not make it! AND, we had brass accompaniment for the … more
My word, one month gone already!   We still don't have snow to speak of, but you can keep the frigid temps up north!!   I did not leave the house yesterday; it's just too easy to … more
As usual, the month is going fast, even though, as my neighbor claims, I don't have that much to do, but it takes me all day to do it!! The mail here can arrive any time after noon until 5 p.m., … more
Whatever your flavor, you’ll find it at the 2023 Nebraska State Fair. “Whatever Your Flavor” has been officially unveiled as this year’s State Fair theme. Fair officials … more
I read a story a couple of weeks ago about the owner of an old farm. This farm had been in the family for generations, but the house was in need of major repair, the taxes on the property kept going … more
Tonight, Monday, the organ has been dusted and a book of hymns pulled out of the bench, but it has still not been played.. First, of course, I had to take down Christmas stuff; not as much fun to … more
Our “family Christmas” was on Friday, the 30th, and we were feeling very fortunate we had not planned it for a week before.   That was some cold wind!   Today, the rain has … more
I hurried to the grocery store this morning when I heard the weather forecast. And, I wasn't the only one!  By 3 p.m. this afternoon, the temperature had dropped and the precipitation was … more
At least some parts of the country are getting snow; in fact, it sounds like a lot of the country could do with a little less!!   When I saw the railroad with the blade on it opening … more
By now, regular readers should know if it's musical, I'm on it. I mean, not country, or rock, or rap, or whatever else is called music these days, but music that may be from history, or from some of … more
Every year, Christmas comes around faster, and every year, merchants begin preparations earlier. It does no good at all for me to complain about Christmas trees sitting among Halloween décor! … more
The holiday season gives youth and adults an opportunity to stop and reflect on events of the past year, one’s beliefs and values, and what gives life meaning and purpose.   As 2022 … more
As I was discussing the weather last week, as in COLD, and WINDY, I came across a news article that said the annual Things We Carry Ruck March between UNL student veterans and those of the University … more
I'm often surprised at the way music from my past is imbedded in this old brain.   Not just lullabies I sang to my kids, but popular songs from the Fifties, and occasionally, lyrics sung in … more
Access to quality early childhood education is a game changer for children, families, and communities.  But, Nebraska is at risk of falling behind. Families struggle to find child care, as … more
So, this week will be a collage of things; I'm going to write them down as they happen instead of waiting to the last minute and trying to recall things that did. For starters, there was a 59 … more
Today, the 24th, has been designated World Polio Day by the Rotarians.   That wonderful organization has worked tirelessly towards their goal to stamp out polio world wide. I well remember … more
I frequently think of things I want to write about during the week, and then, when Monday evening arrives, those things have disappeared and I can't come up with one interesting … more
Another beautiful Fall day!   It can stay like this until Christmas, as far as I'm concerned.   I've just finished the first part of the Omaha paper. Depressing, to say the least. The … more
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