4-H Poultry

Club hosting Critter Swap

The Lincoln County 4-H Poultry Club is hosting the Critter Swap from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tractor Supply parking lot.

The 4-H Club will have a food booth. For more information, contact Jean Tobiasson at 308-539-2006.


Kiwanis Annual Memorial Day Flower Sale

OGALLALA — Every year the Big Mac Kiwanis Club gathers the artificial flowers from the Cemetery that will otherwise be picked up and disposed of. The club stores them until May of the next year and then offers them to anyone who might want to decorate the graves of passed loved ones. The flowers are in great shape and you can select the bouquet of your choice for a donation to Big Mac Kiwanis.

Following is the schedule that the Kiwanis members will be available for anyone to come pick out the bouquets that they may want to use at the grave site of their loved ones this year.

The east side of the old middle school is the location to get your flowers. Look for the signs by Safeway and the old middle school.

The schedule is as follows:

» From 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

» From 5 to 7 p.m. May 23-24

» From 9 to 11 a.m. May 25.

If anyone from out of town would want flowers taken to the graves of their loved ones, contact Rock Skinner at 308-284-2412 with the name and grave location and the club will gather a bouquet and take it out and place it on the grave at the Ogallala cemetery for a $20 donation to Big Mac Kiwanis.


Small business consulting available in southwest Nebraska

Nancy Flock, central and southwest bilingual Nebraska loan specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project-REAP will host office hours in McCook on May 24. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

McCook Economic Development Corp. will handle the appointments at 308-345-1200. The MEDC office is at 402 Norris Ave., Suite 301, on the third floor of the Keystone Business Center.

The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and its services are available to rural communities across Nebraska. REAP offers technical assistance, educational and networking opportunities, and a loan program for small businesses.

REAP is designed to assist all types of small businesses, including businesses with 10 or fewer employees, self-employed full-time, part-time, home-based, start-up, and store-front businesses. REAP has eight regionally based Business Specialists, including 3 bilingual specialists that also work with REAP’s Hispanic Business Center and also operates the state’s only Women’s Business Center. These business specialists can get involved in assisting entrepreneurs at various stages of their business progress. More information can be found at their web site

REAP ofrece asistencia técnica, oportunidades de educacion, trabajo en red, y es un programa de préstamos para las pequeñas empresas. REAP está diseñado para ayudar a todo tipo de pequeñas empresas, incluidas las empresas con 10 o menos empleados, trabajadores por cuenta propia a tiempo completo, a tiempo parcial, basada en casa, puesta en marcha, y tiendas de microempresas.

REAP tiene un horario de oficina en McCook el 24 de mayo de 2019. Horario será 10:00 a.m. hasta las 3:00 p.m. Para más informacion sobre las horas o el programa de REAP por favor pongase en contacto con Nancy al 308-534-3508.

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