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  • Quitting smoking is a good New Year’s resolution

    People with mental illnesses smoke at double the rate. At the top of the list for New Year’s resolutions, many smokers make quitting their goal for the year. In Nebraska, 18.4 percent of adults are smokers. But state statistics show that people with me...
  • Wallace CWC to meet Jan. 21

    The Wallace Christian Women’s Club will be “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” on Saturday, Jan. 21. Join friends, neighbors and family at the Wallace Community Hall beginning at 10 a.m. CT for a mini music concert by Janice Huber. There will be music...
  • Customers no longer wait to get their favorite Girl Scout cookies

    This year, for the first time, Girl Scouts in the Spirit of Nebraska Council will be using a “direct sale” format for their cookie program. When Girl Scout cookies go on sale Jan. 13, girls will have boxes of cookies in hand throughout the program, wh...
  • The history of New Year’s resolutions

    Tradition has origins in Roman mythological god of  beginnings The tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions goes all the way back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar. With two faces, Janus could look ...
  • Step out in correct walking gear

    Always check with doctor before starting any new physical activity program or increasing activity level. Shoes Shoes are the most important accessory and runners and walkers should have a good pair designated for their activity. There should be plenty of...
  • Are you at risk for heart disease?

    Approximately 630,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease, which can cause a heart attack.Risk Factors • Plaque build-up in arteries can cause the arteries to narrow over time and re...
  • Jigsaw puzzle tournament to be held in North Platte

    The North Platte Public Library Foundation is having its 8th Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Bethel Evangelical Free Church in North Platte. This will be the first fundraiser of the new year. In 2012 the North Platte Public L...
  • What students say

    By Daris HowardLife’s Outtakes Most of my college students are bright, fun to teach, and work hard. But each semester I get interesting letters, emails, and phone calls from a few students. I save these, and occasionally I compile them into a column. La...
  • Nebraska Home and Builders Show set for Jan. 20-22

    Event showcases latest in home improvement, design and landscaping. The 37th Annual Nebraska Home and Builders Show returns to the Heartland Events Center at Fonner Park in Grand Island from Jan. 20–22. Patrons will enjoy a variety of exhibits and semin...
  • Pitching with Pritch

    Maybe next year By Larry PritchettPast PCHS Activities Director It was the best of times, it was the worst times. I think that has been used somewhere before, but it is appropriate for my last few days. Our Christmas with our family was this past weeken...
  • PCS activity schedule

    Jan. 5-11Thursday, Jan. 54 p.m.    Jr. Hi. boys bb vs. NPSP at Madrid5:30 p.m.    JV girls basketball vs. Dundy Co. (at Grant)7 p.m.     Varsity girls basketball vs. Dundy Co.Friday, Jan. 64 p.m.    9-10 boys basketball at NPSP5:30 p.m.    ...
  • Lady Plainsmen win 2011 Holiday Tournament

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer The Lady Plainsmen won the  2011 Perkins County Booster Club Tournament as Tanya Metcalf’s three-point play kept Kimball’s late surge from spoiling a 46-41 win in Grant Friday afternoon. In the year’s most comp...
  • PC girls overcome Maxwell to advance in tourney

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Kristin Beck jump started a slow Lady Plainsmen offense with three three-pointers and Perkins County survived a late Maxwell onslaught to win their opening game of the Perkins County Booster Club Holiday Tournament Thur...
  • Kimball takes first place plaque from Plainsmen

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Mike Daum’s five-point run in the third quarter meant doom for the Plainsmen’s hopes of winning the 2011 Perkins County Booster Club Holiday Tournament as Kimball left Grant with a 48-34 win and a plaque Friday nigh...
  • Plainsmen win first game in holiday tourney

    By Pastor Vince CarrigSports Writer Jake Sexson and Quinton Hite exploded for 14 points between them in the third quarter, and the Plainsmen blew open a 20-19 game at halftime for a 50-36 win over Maxwell in the Holiday Tournament’s opening round. Hite ...
  • Park permits available for 2012

    The 2012 Nebraska park entry permits, which allow visitors to enjoy more than 80 state parks, recreation areas and historical parks, are available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Starting in 2012, annual park stickers, including duplicates, m...
  • Game and Parks has new law enforcement administrator

    Craig A. Stover has been promoted to law enforcement division administrator at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. His new role is effective immediately. Stover, a native of Riverdale, had been acting division administrator since the retirement of adm...
  • Bowling

    Week of Dec. 29 High Game: Karla Eddie, 183;Michele Cutler and Deb Hutsell, 182; Bernie DeForest, 179. High Series: Deb Hutsell, 508; Bernie DeForest, 504; Michele Cutler, 494. ...
  • Flooding tops Farm Bureau’s list of top five Nebraska ag stories

    By any measure, the flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers was the state’s top agricultural news story of 2011, Nebraska Farm Bureau said Wednesday (Dec. 21), in releasing its annual list of the Top 5 Agricultural News Stories of the Year. The fl...
  • Free farm and ranch financial clinics planned

    Free, one-on-one, confidential consultations for farmers and ranchers are being offered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The consultations involve meeting with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor. ...