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On Monday, May 10, 2021, Jeanne Murray, Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer, will be at the Nebraska Extension Office in Box Butte County, 415 Black Hills Ave., Alliance from 9 – 3 to explain 2021 Medicare enrollment procedures, compare/enroll in prescription drug plans for those new to Medicare and assist Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries needing to change their prescription drug plan.  Please wear a mask due to COVID 19.  For an appointment, call 308-632-6554.  Leave a message with your name and phone number.  Your call will be returned.

Are you yearning for spring and the growing season? Beat the winter doldrums by attending Nebraska Extension Master Gardener classes starting Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. This year’s lineup of classes will be taught completely online due to COVID-19 protocols.

Gardening enthusiasts can participate by attending individual classes without extra commitment to the program for a nominal fee for the entire series. Participants can attend the classes of their choice to increase their personal horticultural knowledge.

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Master Gardener tips for the Panhandle – Week of April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021
Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mariah Newmyer

April 12, 2021
Meet Mariah Newmyer, a food, nutrition and health Extension educator at the West Central Research and Extension Center.

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The Biggest Grower returns with summer learning, scholarship for high schoolers

April 7, 2021
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will again be offering a student gardening competition this summer.

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LOG N 4-H leadership camp set for May 25-26 at Halsey

April 6, 2021
Leadership Opportunities for Growth in Nebraska 4-H (LOG N Camp), which gives western Nebraska youth in grades 5 through 7 (current school year) an opportunity to gain leadership skills while meeting students from across the Panhandle, will take place May 25-26 at the State 4-H Camp at Halsey.

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