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Welcome to Medicare Basics Class:


If you or someone you love is turning 65 in the near future or is over 65 and planning to retire, now is the time to learn the basics about the Medicare Health Insurance program. It’s hard to sort through the blizzard of mail and phone calls to know what you need to do and when. You may not even need or want to apply at age 65 if you or your spouse is still working and you are on their insurance. It’s all about money, but you need to know your options so you don’t miss important deadlines – or end up with no insurance coverage at all.

Once you know the basics you can handle the rest, or at least you’ll know who to call for unbiased help.


STATE FAIR FASHION SHOW LIVE STREAM This year we will be live streaming the 4-H Fashion Show for those family and friends who are not able to join us in-person. Each show has a link to follow. Share these links with anyone who wants to watch. The 4-H Fashion Show will be Saturday, August 28th.

Show #1 (Construction and Wool garments) begins at 9:00,

Show #2 (Construction garments - with two Burt County 4-H members) begins at 11:00 a.m. and

Although our 4-H Clubs have had to throttle back their plans for an early start to the 4-H year because of the continuing Covid issues, you can still get signed up now, so you don’t miss a thing! If you have friends interested in 4-H they can enroll too, but make sure they call the Extension Office, so we get them on all the mailing lists! Go to: ne.4honline.com to register for this year! 4-H Leaders too please!

Have you, or are you planning to do some sort of caring or kindness act for others during this pandemic? If so, make sure you make the most of it by making sure you make it part of your 4-H Citizenship project exhibits. There are several current exhibits in last year’s fairbook that might get you started including a Care Package, Written Citizenship Essay, or Service Items. In addition, I’m again offering a special award for Top entries in “4-H Caring Clovers.”             

Look around and see what you can do for someone else to brighten their day during this long siege of

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