Local Interest

December 19, 2018

Happy New Year!

               Since the odds of you getting and reading this before Christmas are slim to none, I will just hope you had a holiday full of warm and meaningful conversations, time to reconnect with friends and family and plans to get together more in the new year.

December 13,  2018

Fireplace & Wood Stove Safety

Finally a break in the weather and hopefully a chance to catch up on something I should have done more of earlier this fall... cut and split wood for the fireplace! I’ve heard it said that firewood is an excellent heat source, it warms you five times. First, when you cut it... second, when you split it... third, when you haul and stack it... fourth, when you burn it... and finally, when you clean up after you burn it.

December 12, 2018

Welcome to Medicare Basics Class

 

Celebrate your upcoming 65th birthday by attending a “Welcome to Medicare!” class.

If you or a family member are turning 65 in the near future, it’s a milestone birthday and can be a cause for celebration. It can also be a cause for concern and confusion. You may wonder if you have to sign up for Medicare if you have work insurance, or what happens if you have a Health Savings Account (HSA)? If you are planning to retire in 2019, it’s also time to check out your Medicare insurance options.

December 11, 2018

National 4-H Congress Experience

 

          Cody Bachtell of Tekamah recently returned from one of the 4-H programs premiere events. He was selected through his 4-H awards application to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia.

How to Become a Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

  

Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners are Extension-educated volunteers who make a difference in their communities, reaching people from all backgrounds and ethnicities about research-based gardening information. Knowing lots about gardening before joining the program is not a requirement.  Becoming a Master Gardener involves a love of learning and the ability to volunteer to share gardening knowledge with others.

 

December 6, 2018

5 Things To Do for Your Year-End Tax Planning

I’m going to confess right now, this past week was kind of a hectic week for me so I am going to pass along an article prepared by Tina Barrett, Executive Director of Nebraska Farm Business Inc., and appeared on the CropWatch website.

2018 was anything but a normal year. We saw tariffs, price declines, and a long, hard harvest for many farmers, as well as significant tax changes. These changes have led to uncertainty that you may not be able to control, but one thing you can do is be prepared for some year-end tax planning that will likely be different than what you are used to.

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