Nebraska Extension in Box Butte County

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Range Management Day Emphasis on Cheatgrass Control -  January 14, 2016 @Chadron State College

URGENT!!  Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Soon

December 7 is the last day Medicare beneficiaries can change their prescription drug plans for 2016.  Senior Health Insurance Information Volunteers, Jeanne Murray and Judy Stewart, will be in the Extension Office, November 25, 30 and December 1, 2 and 7 to provide assistance with plan comparisons.  Schedule your appointment today at 308-762-5616.  Don’t wait until it’s too late!


Medicare beneficiaries - it’s time to review your prescription drug plan for 2016.  Annual change notices are being sent.  They will disclose any change in premium.  Some will tell if a medication you currently use is not going to be covered.  Other companies have covered medications listed within the mailing.  Look through this list for your medications.

If you need help with your plan, Jeanne Murray, Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer, will be assisting clients from October 16 – December 7.  She will be at the Box Butte County Extension Office, 415 Black Hills Ave, Alliance on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week.  Remember to bring your Medicare card and a list of your medications to your appointment.

Jeanne is excited to announce that Judy Stewart is a newly trained SHIIP volunteer and will be interning with Jeanne in order to help Alliance area residents now and throughout the year.

Don’t wait until January 1, 2016 to find out what medications your Part D plan won’t cover!  Please call 308-762-5616 to schedule your appointment.

Social Security Office Phone Number

The phone number for the Social Security Office in Scottsbluff is 1-800-297-4291. You will need to use this number when you have questions about Social Security, redetermination information for Low Income Subsidy, for enrolling in Social Security and Medicare, and anything else concerning Social Security.

Farm Land Leasing Agreements, Reports, and Land Market Information

AgrAbility Helps Keep Farmers, Ranchers with Disabilities on the Farm

Nebraska Extension and Easter Seals Nebraska are partners in a program that helps farmers and ranchers with disabling injuries or other health-related conditions become independent enough to carry on and succeed at their profession. For more information, please see the High Plains Journal article on AgrAbility.


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