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April 19, 2018

4-H Friends Rediscovered

          Have you ever had an experience truly warm your heart?

I’m sure it happens every day, but I had the privilege of hearing about a random meeting that really made my day – as well as those involved.

April 19, 2018

Arbor Day - “Rooted” in Nebraska

Arbor Day will be this Friday, April 27, and it has its “roots” in Nebraska. J. Sterling Morton described Nebraska as a “treeless prairie” when he moved here from Michigan in 1854. He proposed a tree planting holiday to the State Board of Agriculture in 1872. The first Arbor Day was observed in Nebraska on April 10 that year and more than a million trees were planted across the state.

April 12, 2018

Controlling Crabgrass... Easier Than Dissecting Frogs

I often say I can tell when spring is here by when I get my first call about snakes. Well, I haven’t had that call... yet! The second sign of spring is when I get calls from homeowners wondering if it is too early to put on a crabgrass preventer treatment on their lawn. (It is!) That has happened, probably in response to advertisements on TV and radio encouraging people to make those applications now.

April 11, 2018

Raise Your Hand by May 15 to Help Nebraska 4-H Win $20,000!

The latest count released last week from National 4-H shows Nebraska is in the lead in the Raise Your Hand competition, but there is still a month to go before this contest closes.

Each hand raised is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the three states with the most hands raised. Help bring the high-quality 4-H experience to even more youth right here in Nebraska.  

It’s time for you to Raise Your Hand – and it’s easy! it only took me a couple minutes and didn’t cost a dime. Plus anyone can do it. You don’t need to be a member or an alumni.

April 11, 2018 

New to Medicare Educational Workshop

          Don’t turn 65 or retire from your job (if you’re over 65) if haven’t learned about the different parts of the Medicare program and how they affect you.

Turning 65 is your initial opportunity to enroll in Medicare – unless you are deemed disabled and have been for 24 months. If you are approaching that milestone I’d encourage you to attend one of the New to Medicare programs this year.

April 10, 2018

Tools to Combat Medicare Fraud

News Release from the Nebraska Department of Insurance - Jonathan Burlison



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Sarah Polak named experience coordinator at Raising Nebraska
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