Friday, September 21, 2018
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Taken from the columns of area newspapers.


Team Halo to host 5K Fun Run for Veterans

COZAD—Running for a cause will be possible for all participants that take part in the Team Halo 5K Fun Run that will take place at the 100th Meridian City on June 24. Team Halo is a local non-profit organization dedicated to taking Veterans and Active Duty Military men and women on hunting excursions at no cost to them. Team Halo’s motto is “Healing thru Hunting.” All funds raised goes for food to feed the hunters while they are in the Cozad area as well as their hotel rooms and fuel. The run will start at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.


More than 130 youth learn animal care

BROKEN BOW—Adams Land and Cattle and Nebraska Extension hosted a successful interactive training with Custer County youth recently. Over 130 4-H and FFA youth in Custer County participated in Animal Quality Assurance Youth Training at the South Lot of Adams Land and Cattle in Broken Bow. Participants were taught correct production practices including establishing a herd or flock management plan, using antibiotics responsibly, identifying and tracking all treated animals, maintaining medication and treatment records, animal handling, feed mixing and more.—reported in the Custer County Chief.

Ash Hollow plans 25th annual pageant

OGALLALA—Marking the 25th annual performance of the long-running historical summer show, the Ash Hollow Pageant will perform “Heading West: The Journey through Nebraska!” on June 16 and 17 at Ash Hollow State Historical Park near Lewellen. The performance will focus on presenting the famed Oregon-California Trail from an overview standpoint and will answer the big question of “Why did people head west?” Diary excerpts describing travel through Nebraska will comprise a majority of the performance. The pageant, which is included as an official event as part of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial celebration, will feature a regional cast and band along with numerous volunteers.—reported in the Keith County News.

TRAN stops in Curtis while traveling the state

CURTIS—The Nebraska Antique Farming Association began its nine-day nearly 400-mile Tractor Ride Across Nebraska (TRAN)on June 3 at Holyoke, Colo., with overnight stops in Wallace, Curtis, Holdrege, Hastings, Sutton, Crete, Lincoln and Springfield, ending its journey at Plattsmouth. As they travel across the state at about 12 mph, participants will raise funds for the American Legion program Operation Comfort Warriors. The group was to arrive in Curtis on June 4 with 39 tractors in its convoy. Time spent in Curtis included drives past landmarks and through the NCTA campus before going to the City Park for a meal. A highlight of the trip will be a stop in Lincoln which includes a circle around the State Capital featuring 182 antique tractors.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.

Arnold’s Furne helps earn trophy at Las Vegas

ARNOLD—For several years, Arnold residents have enjoyed watching Olivia Furne, daughter of Craig and Heather Furne, perform with Arnold’s Elite Dance Conservatory and recitals. With her sights set on opening her own dance studio some day, She graduated from AHS in the spring of 2016, and in the fall, enrolled at Midland College to major in arts management with a focus in dance. Through hectic schedules of dance practice and classes, her hard work paid off as she and her teammates placed second in the first-ever Dance Team Union College Classic in Las Vegas. Furne will be transferring to UNL this fall to major in business in order to achieve her goals of a dance studio.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.

Quilt of Valor presented to Reservist called up

CALLAWAY—Another deserving veteran was recently recognized with a Quilt of Valor during a ceremony at the Callaway Legion Hall. The honor was awarded to a Callaway Reservist, Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CWO2) Dale Rynearson, soon to be on active duty again and likely headed overseas for his fourth year-long tour. Rynearson is leaving for a month of training in June and will then deploy overseas for a year-long tour, his fourth in 24 years of service. The Quilt of Valor was presented by Em Jorgenson who helps make them through a nationwide organization Quilt of Valor Stars.—reported in the Callaway Courier.