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The intent of the Jarvis Memorial Scholarship is to assist women who live 3 or more hours drive from Lincoln but wish to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Applicants must reside in Love Memorial Cooperative Residence Hall on East Campus.

College and career readiness have become a trending focus in many school systems, often starting exposure to college and career options in elementary school. While school systems are beginning this focus earlier and more often through their formal and informal opportunities with students, it’s also important for caretakers to understand the importance of introducing college and career readiness options to youth.

Support your club and 4-H Council by participating in the 2022 Fall Fundraiser. From chocolates and snacks to meat and cheese, offer your friends and family an opportunity to support their local 4-H while at the same time getting a jump start on their holiday shopping! Come into the office to pick up an order form!

The fundraiser is set from October 28th to November 14th. Make sure to have your order forms back into the office by 5:00p.m. on November 11th! Contact the office at (308) 262-1022 or krosas2@unl.edu for any questions.

By Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Educator, Panhandle Research, Extension & Education Center

Dry bean harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle and eastern Wyoming is taking longer than usual this season due to extended planting this spring by growers. Warm temperatures combined with more windy days this summer contributed to less pods setting on the plants resulting in lower-than-average yields. Hail was a factor for growers but was not widespread. 

Children need family. Family time is important. Human beings have the right and responsibility to feel safe, comfortable, happy, and loved. Families, in all their remarkable diversity, are the basic foundation of all human cultures. Strong families are critical to the development of strong communities, and strong communities promote and nurture strong families.

So be intentional….. Spend time together making family memories, doing something together with a common goal. A positive emotional connection and sense of belonging with each other creates an emotional bond. When this emotional bond is present, the family can endure almost any hardship. Strong active families are where this all happens. Why not have some family time and be an ACTIVE Family!!!

By Anita Gall, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener 

Pine Tree Needles

Have you noticed the needles changing color on your pine trees? Is it the inner needles only? Evergreens don’t keep their needles indefinitely but will typically drop the inner needles in September or October depending upon the year. Needle drop is a natural occurrence and is not harmful to the tree, in fact it is the way the tree feeds itself in the forest. As the needles decompose it creates a rich organic matter in the ground beneath the tree supplying it with nutrients. 

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