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  • FSA bids farewell to Karash

    Mary Karash retired Friday,  Dec. 2 after serving as county executive director at Perkins County Farm Service Agency for approximately 14 years. Many attended a Hawaiian-themed reception in her honor. Karash began her career in 1978 when the U.S. Depar...
  • Farmers worry proposed labor rules will end jobs for teens

    The U.S. Labor Department is proposing new rules for child farm workers that would keep many from driving tractors, using big equipment and working with livestock. Labor officials say the rules are needed because farming is one of the nation’s most dang...
  • Corn board to meet

    The Nebraska Corn Board will meet Dec. 15, at Embassy Suites in Lincoln.   The meeting is open to the public. A copy of the agenda is available by writing the Nebraska Corn Board, PO Box 95107, Lincoln, NE  68509, or calling 800-NECORN1. The board is a...
  • Pro Farmer event coming to Holyoke

    A one-day profit-briefing conference by the Professional Farmers of America is being brought to Holyoke Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Phillips County Event Center. Pro Farmer editors and industry experts will share what lies ahead for land pr...
  • GrowingOn meetings to share strategies for farms in 2012

    Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) is hosting five GrowingOn meetings in Nebraska in December. The purpose is to share information and insights to help producers make better business decisions in 2012. The program will be presented by Steven Joh...
  • Mealtime Makeovers

    New twist on an old favorite By Ashleigh NoyesTribune Columnist Last winter I found a cookbook which was part of the Hungry Girl series. It is called 300 under 300. If you didn’t pick up what that means it is 300 recipes under 300 calories—all desig...
  • Cogitation

    Memories from the heart By Jo McCormickMadrid Resident For the narrative this month I am fast-forwarding to 2001, some 20 years later than the previous columns. By mid-2001 I was no longer activity director, but an activity aide. Directorship was a full...
  • What's Up

    Missing out on totality By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer The big astronomical news this week is the total lunar eclipse which will occur on Saturday, Dec. 10. A total lunar eclipse occurs when Earth’s shadow crosses the face of the moon. Such eve...
  • Shaun's Thoughts

    Home care your way, would you like fries with that? By Shaun MeyerDirector of Home Health Services Some people will choose to pay privately for in-home care. This allows them to choose the hours and days they want help and just what services they’d li...
  • CWC to meet Dec. 17

    Have a holly, jolly Christmas with the Christian Women’s Club on Saturday, Dec.17. The fun will begin at 10 a.m. CT at the Wallace Community Hall.  The ticket at the door will include all entertainment and the continental breakfast.    Special music ...
  • Holiday drinking and driving focus of NSP enforcement

    The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will conduct special enforcement efforts as part of a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. Beginning Friday, Dec. 2 and continuing through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, the NSP wi...
  • Give something that means something this holiday season

    The holiday season is just around the corner and this year the American Red Cross is urging people to give something that means something by donating to the Red Cross and helping those in need.     The Red Cross has launched a holiday fundraising camp...
  • Select a fresh Christmas tree this season for safety and longevity

    Many Nebraskans will soon head out and try to find that perfect Christmas tree for the season. However, UNL Extension Forester Dennis Adams says whether it is a pre-cut tree from a retail lot or a cut-your-own tree, freshness is key. “If you want to en...
  • Listen up and laugh– health benefits are waiting

    By Mark UnderwoodNeuroscience Researcher Did you know a good dose of laughter can actually help your immune system and decrease stress? Have you ever wished you could let go and laugh more often at the silliness of life?Laughter for Better Health There’...
  • Jeff Foxworthy coming to Grand Island

    Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of more than 26 books. Widely known for his redneck...
  • IRS seeks to return $153 million in undelivered checks to taxpayers

    Recommends e-file, direct deposit to avoid future delivery problems. In an annual reminder to taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it is looking to return $153.3 million in undelivered tax refund checks. In all, 99,123 taxpayers are due...
  • Stay one step ahead of the flu

    It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week. There’s only one direction flu activity will go and that’s up according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Only two cases have been reported to DHHS so far which means there’s...
  • Know your medications: ensuring safe and healthy holiday travels

    As the winter travel season approaches, the American Pharmacists Association encourages consumers to talk with their pharmacist about their medications before they pack their bags. This will help ensure each person knows the best way to pack their medicat...
  • 10 tips to a great plate

    1. Balance calories. Finding the calories you need each day is the first step in managing your weight. 2. Enjoy your food, but eat less. Pay attention to hunger and fullness cues. 3. Avoid oversized portions. Use a smaller plate, bowl and glass. Portion o...
  • True Holiday Spirit

    By Bryan Golden Dare to Live Without Limits Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, “what did you get?” Much less frequently asked is, “what did you give?” Invariably...