The Barthel Benefit for Curty and TJ was held on Sunday, January 25th at Martha Jo’s. They held a Silent Auction and Spaghetti Feed. As shown above many had attended to support the family for needed medical expenses. Martha Jo’s was so packed with people that they had to open the doors to the Yellow Rose also to seat more people. Photo by Amber Hickert
Kermit Smith of Eustis received an award and was named the NAFM Fair Person of the year for his outstanding services and loyalty to the organization.
The annual convention of the Nebraska Association Fair Managers was held on January 23 through the 25th at the Ramada Inn at Kearney. Over a thousand fair board members and associates were in attendance. At the banquet on Sunday, two members received honors. Dan Pohl was recognized for 30 years of service to the local board and Kermit shown above. Courtesy Photo
The 20th Annual Coyote Call, sponsored by the Maywood Fire Department was held on Saturday, January 17th. Many had gathered from the surrounding areas to participate. The Coyotes are donated to the Maywood Fire Department to help raise money for needed equipment. The results for the coyote call Adult Division 1st: Lynn Swanson and Travis Messersmith. 2nd: Zach Merrit and Allen Kemp. 3rd: Alex Hasenauer and Luke Norman. Adult/ Youth Division: 1st: Ryan and Tyce Pate. 2nd: Todd and Tate Hartley. Pictured above from l-r are members of the Fire Department, Cody Hildebrant, John Bauer, Chris Doxon and Dylan Brown. Pictured to the right are participants of the coyote call enjoying a meal served by the fire department. Photo by Amber Hickert
On Friday, January 9th the Maywood short shooters teams competed against each other, at halftime of the girls Varsity game.
They had also competed in Cambridge on Saturday, January 10th, where they had won first place. Photo by Amber Hickert