Maywood held Hometown Christmas on December 11th

The Village of Maywood held their annual Christmas open house on Thursday, December 11th. Many gathered around town to stop by the local businesses. The Farmers State bank was quite busy that morning as everyone enjoyed the delicious snacks and freebies that they had provided as shown above. Also Maywood Insurance, Village Market, Farmers Union also had there own giveaways and drawings for people to enter. Photo by Amber Hickert


Frontier County Sheriff's Responds to Wreck on HWY 83

Shown above is the pickup of Roland D Fisher 82, of rural Frontier County after a wreck on HWY 83 last Monday, December 8th. Courtesy Photo

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American Legion Post #95 Presents Hosick With Years of Service Award

The American Legion Post #95 presented Clint Hosick an Award on Monday, December 8th for his years of service. The Legion also visited the Medicine Valley High School to give them a history lesson about Pearl Harbor that was the previous day, Sunday, December 7th. The kids sat entertained listening to the story of each individuals experiences in the war. Post Member Tyre Nelson ended his speech letting the kids know "freedom is never free, you have to fight for your freedom." Pictured above from l-r is Tyre Nelson, Ron Wiiest, Clint Hosick and Ward Schick.-Photo by Amber Hickert

Area Senior Center/Nifty Thrifty Shoppe looking to Change Locations

The Area Senior Center/Nifty Thrifty Shoppe is looking into the possibility of changing locations. An offer has been made and accepted for the purchase of what used to be the American Legion building. The senior center has approximately 6 months to raise the funds through donations for this endeavor. The Area Senior Center needs to raise roughly $50,000 to cover the purchase and renovations for the new sight.

The Area Senior Center/Nifty Thrifty Shoppe is a non-profit 501(c)3 entity. It is a much needed service to this and surrounding communities. The senior center provides daily (M-F) noon meals for people age 60 and over for a suggested contribution of $4.50. However, people under 60 are welcome to eat at any time also for $6.00 and children under 12 are $3.50. (Reservations are required the day before or by 9:00 a.m. that morning). Meals-on-Wheels is provided for people who qualify. The senior center also offers card groups, bingo, fellowship, puzzles, movies, meeting space and speakers who do talks on a wide range of subjects. The center can also be rented for family gatherings, etc. Also, the Nifty Thrifty Shoppe offers (donated) second-hand items such as clothing of all sizes, shoes, household goods, home décor, collectibles, books, holiday items and much more at a minimal cost for people in the community and surrounding areas. The Nifty Thrifty Shoppe proceeds go to help support the senior center’s operating costs.

Why the change? Because the senior center is growing! The baby boomers are all grown up! If you have ever been in the senior center, you would know that it has become quite crowded. There is seating for approximately 34-38 people. At times, some people have been asked to eat out back at the picnic table as there were not enough seats inside. Also, the refrigerators and freezers, storage cabinets, and “office” area are lining the walls of the dining room. The restroom is in the kitchen. With such a small space it makes it difficult to have certain programs that the senior center should be able to and would like to offer. It is also difficult to have privacy when trying to talk about a client’s insurance, family situations, Medicare, Medicaid, financial situations, etc. People with walkers have a hard time getting around the tables and chairs and to and from the restroom.

The senior center receives

some funding from the West

Central Nebraska Area Aging

Agency. Generally, once a year

the senior center also receives a

grant from the same place, but

it is very specific on how the

funds are to be used. Generally

these funds are used to help

pay for the costs of preparing

meals, computer software, home

delivered meal equipment, etc.

The other funding comes from

the patrons who eat at the center

and the center does several

fundraisers also throughout the

year to help meet its costs. As

was said earlier, the center is

a non-profit (501(c)3) entity.

Donations can be made to the

senior center and used as a

tax deduction. It is the hope

of the Area Senior Center

that the communities would

come together and support this

opportunity to make the senior

center the best service to the

elderly in the area that it can be,

just as they helped out with the

movie theater project.

If you have any questions

regarding this opportunity,

please feel free to talk to a board

member or the senior center

director. Board members: Ruth

Jurgens, Peggy Fritsche, Dottie

Evans, Sheila Brown, Buzz

Cole, Betty Schmelzer, and

Gerry Magee. Director: Carla


Scrooge Visits Eustis Area Community Foundations "Holly Hoedown"

Scrooge (Don Harpst with the McCook Community Foundation Fund) paid a visit to the Eustis Area Community Foundation's "Holly Hoedown" Saturday night December 6th. He was the featured speaker for the event. He issued a challange to the Eustis Area Community Foundation Fund, that he would donate $500 if they would raise $1,500 by the end of the year.-Courtesy Photo

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