On Tuesday, November 11th at 9am, Eustis/Farnam held their annual Veterans Day Program in the school auditorium. There
was a good sized group of parents, grandparents, relatives, etc. in attendance. The elementary students sang songs while the 6th,
7th through 12th bands entertained the audience. There were two very inspirational videos shown. The program was well received
by all. That evening the American Legion and Auxiliary held their annual Veteran’s Day Banquet and Program. Katrina Oakland
prepared the meal with the United Methodist Youth doing the serving. All Veterans were recognized. Jenna Widick and Pam Felix
reported on their experience at Girl’s State. Mitch Rieker and Collin Thompson reported on Boy’s State. They all did an excellent
job in representing Eustis at the State level. Awards that were given out: The American Legion: 45 year pins were presented to
Jon Wahl and Larry Schurr, 25 year pin to Bob Dutton, and 5 year pin to Jess Putnam; the American Legion Auxiliary gave a 70
year pin to Esther Grabenstein, 40 year pins to Kim Grabenstein Hanson and Joan Berke, 30 year pin to Pat Johnson, 20 year pins
to Beth Berke, Rachel Tobaben, Janisha Ruda, Shandra Brown, and Kami Grant, 15 year pin to Sue Davis, 10 year pin to Shirley
Rieker, and Terry Cauldwell a 5 year pin. Commander B.J. Malcom did an excellent job relating some stories that some of our
local Veterans told of their experiences. Chaplain, Horst Tobaben had the Closing Prayer. The program ended with singing of
“God Bless America” with Aux. President Sharon Jack as song leader. Terry Anderson was at the organ. A very enjoyable evening
was had by all. Pictured above: Legion Commander B.J. Malcom. Courtesy Photo
The 2014 Royalty pictured from l-r : Aretta Brennemann, Mickayla Blender, Jessica Deterding, Nathan Lashley, Hay den Rupe and Tristin Smith-Courtesy Photo
LINCOLN – A good season of deer hunting is expected in Nebraska for the Nov. 15-23 firearm season.
“Most hunters should see more deer this year after two good years of fawn production,” said Kit Hams, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s big game program manager. “The number of older bucks should also remain high as hunters have continued to be selective in their harvest.”
Hams estimated Nebraska deer harvest for all seasons may end up similar to 2013 and surpass 45,000. The deer population is recovering from a 2012 outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease.
Safety should be the top priority for hunters, who should:
-- Be careful driving to and from hunting spots. Deer activity increases this time of year at dusk and dawn, so be alert behind the wheel. Watch out for slow-moving farm vehicles on rural roads as the crop harvest continues.
-- Wear blaze orange. It is required of all November firearm deer hunters, regardless of the type of equipment used.
-- Use only approved safety equipment when hunting from a tree stand.
-- Know where the firearm is pointed and never allow it to be pointed at anything you do not intend to shoot.
-- Know the target and what lies beyond it.
Game and Parks offers additional deer hunting reminders:
-- A hunter should never go onto private property without the owner’s permission.
-- Have a plan for the cleaning, cooling, transporting and processing of deer.
-- Firearm deer hunters and archers harvesting deer during the firearm season must deliver their deer to a check station no later than 1 p.m. on the day following the close of the season.
-- Hunters should locate a check station online that they intend to use before the start of the firearm season. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for an updated list of check stations.
-- Only take good shots. Exact shot placement into a vital organ is required of all hunters. The best shot is made on a broadside or quarter-away deer and hits the heart and lungs.
-- Call Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers toll-free at 800-742-7627 to report game law violations.
Plenty of permits remain in several hunting units. To view a list of available permits, go to OutdoorNebraska.org, then click on Buy a Permit, then Remaining Permits. Permits may be purchased at that site or at Game and Parks permitting offices.
The website is a resource for hunters looking for any information regarding deer hunting. It includes the 2014 Big Game Guide and 2014 Public Access Atlas for help finding public hunting lands and private lands open to public access. Also on the website are links to the Hunters Helping the Hungry and the Deer Exchange programs.
The annual Veterans Day program was held at NCTA on Tuesday, November 11th. It was a great turnout and was held in the new Ed Center due to the cold weather. The Medicine Valley Kindergarten class sang a few songs for the crowd and also handed out cards to the Veterans in the crowd thanking them for their service. The Medicine Valley band also played during the program and Barb Berg gave a speech. Pictured above from l-r back: Tyre Nelson and Barb Berg. Front: Ward Schick and Ron Wiiest. Photo by Amber Hickert.
Major General Charles Barr of Liberty, spoke to the Maywood and Curtis students about his experiences in Iraq and Kuwait. Photo by Amber Hickert.