Memory Lane: Sept. 18, 1992


From the September 18, 1992 edition of The Wayne Herald

Residents help rebuild home for Louisiana storm victims

Two Northeast Nebraska residents are grateful for being given an opportunity to help a Louisiana couple rebuild their home - and family.

Kaye McAfee of Allen and Myron Olson of Wakefield returned home last week from LaPlace, La., where they spent three days helping construct a new home for Robert and Deborah Prine and their two young daughters, one-year-old Karen and four-year-old Heather.

The Prines were living in a trailer and in the process of remodeling a house when a tornado spawned by Hurricane Andrew destroyed them both.

The young couple had no insurance and were ineligible for government rebuilding funds because the property is owned by Mrs. Prine's father, who also doesn't qualify because he doesn't live there.

Myron and Kaye's trip to Louisiana was organized by the Rev. Robert Johnson, pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Stromsburg.

They were among a group of 15 persons in three vehicles who drove 23 hours nonstop to LaPlace. The Nebraska residents left Sept. 3 and returned home on Sept. 8.


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