May 1st, 2014
Letha Mae Graf, age 77, of Burwell, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Burwell Community Memorial Health Center.
Graveside funeral service were Wednesday, April 30, at the Ansley Cemetery in Ansley, with the Rev. Alan Petersen officiating.
Letha was born Jan. 3, 1937, at Milford, to Mable Graf. She made her home at Beatrice, Ord, and Burwell. Letha was talented embroiderer, she loved bird watching, and putting puzzles together.
Clifton N. Robertson, 79, of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., went home to be with his Lord April 16, 2014 at the Sun Valley Care Home in Casa Grande, Ariz.
Clif was born June 5, 1934, in Oconto. After his graduation from Callaway High School, Clif migrated to the Hereford and Grover, Colo., area and went to work for Bunell Ranch. Later, Clif came to Pine Bluffs to work for the Gross Wilkinson Ranch and at the RS Walters Grain Elevator. Clif married Linda Bockus May 26, 1955.
Delilah R. VanVleet, 86 of Kearney, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 2, at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. The Rev. Mitch Ivey will officiate. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to Grace Fellowship Church in Kearney. On-line condolences may be shared at osrfh.com.
HALSEY -- J.Sterling Morton was ahead of his time in 1872, when he founded Arbor Day. He knew with the intense need for lumber, our forests would not last. Planting trees was needed then as well as now.
In 1902, Halsey Nursery was developed on 15 acres near Halsey, in order to provide seedlings that Botany Professor Charles Bessey of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, would begin to plant in his experimental forest reserve the next year.
Area citizens were given the opportunity this week to learn more about their health on every level - and the best part was - it was all free!
For the second time, Adams Land & Cattle Company hosted a Community Health Fair in Broken Bow, and the Municipal Auditorium. This yearâs event featured 25 vendors, ranging from insurance representatives to financial planning to health screenings and health foods.
ALCCâs Stephanie Miller says the companyâs wellness committee spends about four months planning and organizing the health fair.
The pick-up for the PTA Flower Sales will be this week at Arrow Seed in Broken Bow, with the following schedule:
Thursday & Friday, May 1 - 2; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 3; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Everyone is invited to the Community Health Fair Monday with much to offer:
â¢ Stride Clinic by pearson Physical Therapy
â¢ EKGs showing Heart Patterns by
the Nebraska Heart Institute
â¢ The American Red Cross will be there, as well as
information on dentistry, massage therapy, weight loss,
sun safety and personal financing.
â¢ Derma Scans will be provided and health screenings.
â¢ There will be yoga demonstrations
â¢ Blood pressure checks
Kids are invited to practice their softball and baseball skills from 3-6 p.m.
ARCADIA - - Many would agree that we live life with the knowledge that life as we know it can change at any moment. For Dr. Mary Neal, the day her life was forever changed was in January 1999 during a kayaking trip on the Fuy River in the remote Los Rios region in South America.
After dropping down a waterfall, her boat became lodged between another boat and rocks at the bottom of a waterfall, where she was hidden and pinned under torrents of water. The power of the water did not allow her an escape, though she tried to release herself from her boat.
Educating students on the impact of Nebraska agriculture is the focus of Ag Fest 2014 on Tuesday, April 29, at the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington and Wednesday, April 30, at the Custer County Fairgrounds in Broken Bow.
The day-long events are designed for fourth and fifth grade students. Each will feature hands-on crop and livestock educational exhibits and three concurrent sessions.
The sessions will include âThe Miracle of Corn,â âWow That Cow,â and âThe H2O Show,â according to Andrea Nisley, UN-L Extension Educator in Dawson County.
Last November history was made in rural Custer County, when a section of a 110-year-old sod house was âharvestedâ for research. Last month a group of high school students from three Custer County high schools were given the unique opportunity to get their hands dirty, and get an up-close look at the historical research.