Sermons A La Carte Series Scheduled On Wednesdays
Sermons Ala Carte will be presented in Cozad by the Cozad Association of Churches.
Wednesday messages will be hosted by different churches at noon each week.
• March 11th: Church of Christ, 2117 Newell Street with speaker Aurilla Walker of St. Christophers on the topic of patience.
• March 18th: Assembly of God, 1800 Kiowa Lane with speaker Doug Smith of United Methodist on the topic of joy.
• March 25th: American Lutheran Church, 200 East 12th Street with speaker Blake Armstrong of Living Hope Assembly on the topic of faithfulness.
• April 1st: Cozad United Methodist Church, 1515 B Street with speaker James McCrickard of Church of Christ on the topic of love.
Two Honored As Elks Students Of The Month
The Cozad Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Number 2250 has selected Cozad’s Mackenzie Klein and Jason Finnegan as the recipients of the Elks Teens of the Month.
The pair of students have maintained superior academic portfolios at Cozad throughout their high school campaigns.
Mackenzie is the daughter of Jeff and Karen Klein. Klein maintains a 4.0 GPA at Cozad High School and is currently ranked #1 out of 69 students in her Senior class. Kenzie has been a mainstay on the High Honor Roll throughout her high school years, Freshman through Senior year.
In the classroom, Klein has been a CCSA award winner throughout her high school campaign that has included accolades in Social Studies, Language Arts and Science. Kenzie was inducted into the Cozad National Honor Society this past year.
Mackenzie Klein has been very active in a multitude of different activities and organizations while a student at Cozad High School. She is currently the secretary of the student council at Cozad and is a member of the staff of the ‘Hay Haymakers’ video production. Kenzie has been a four year letterwinner in C-Club and Pep Club along with holding offices in FCCLA all four years. As a Sophomore she was the Public Relations Officer, Vice President as a Junior and this year, she was the District Officer.
Along with being various organizations, Klein finds time to excel in Volleyball, Track and Cheerleading. In Volleyball, Mackenzie has been a letterwinner for all four years of high school. She has been a three-year starter and assumed captain honors this past season. She was selected to the Academic All-State honors list by the Lincoln Journal Star this past year. In track and field, Klein has earned a letter the past three seasons since her freshman year.
In front of the crowd, leading the cheers is where Mackenzie has earned the most recognition. Klein has been a member of a cheerleading squad that has won two state championships and finished second overall twice. She has earned the Gatorade Leadership award the last three years of Summer Cheer Camp. She is currently a captain of the Haymaker Cheer squad.
“Mackenzie works with determination to solve problems and seeks help only after putting forth her best effort,” expressed Cozad Science instructor Nick Auwerda. “She is enthusiastic in the classroom and her drive for success, work ethic and willingness to help others is second to none.”
Jason Finnegan is the son of Dan and Cindy Finnegan. Jason maintains a 4.0 GPA and is also currently ranked #1 of 69 students while being a very active student in a variety of activities at Cozad High School. Finnegan has been among the high honor roll selections since his freshman campaign.
Jason Finnegan seems to always be on the run with school activities and youth group activities filling the day and night. In the classroom, Finnegan has earned CCSA awards in Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies during throughout his four years at Cozad High School. He was inducted into the National Honor Society at Cozad as a sophomore and is currently the Vice President of the organization. He is currently the Senior Class President and has been a member of the Student Council all four years of high school.
As a member of the FBLA program at Cozad High School, Jason has been a four year member with officer duties the past three years. He is currently the President of FBLA after being the secretary for his tenth and eleventh grade campaigns. Finnegan was a two-year member of the STAND group in Cozad.
In varsity athletic competition, Jason has been a four-year lettermen in Football and Basketball and will most likely earn a fourth monogram in Track this spring. He has been a member of the C-Club since his freshman year. Jason has seen his leadership role be vital to the success of the Haymakers athletic programs this past year, after playing a crucial role for those teams during his Junior year.
“Jason has a very caring personality and is also very respected by his peers, which helps validate his leadership skills,” stated Cozad Assistant Basketball coach Timothy Davis. “He has a very bright future ahead of him. He is a role model for many of the youth in Cozad and has a willingness to learn that I can only hope to see in my own children. I believe the key to success is hard work and I am convinced that Jason will succeed in any endeavor he chooses.”
WIC Can Give Your Food Budget A Boost
“The first three years of a child’s life are when life-long habits are set. The improvements to the WIC program foods will be an integral part of exposing young children to healthy foods, establishing positive eating patterns and preventing childhood obesity.”
WIC works wonders: The Nebraska Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides healthy foods at no cost, breastfeeding support for mothers and newborns and nutrition information to help keep pregnant women, infants and children under the age of five healthy and strong.
You are eligible if you live in Nebraska, are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant or child under five years of age. Fathers, guardians or foster parents may apply for WIC for their children. You may qualify if you are within income guidelines; however, you automatically qualify for WIC if you currently receive ADC, SNAP, Kids Connection or Medicaid. Income guidelines, effective May 19th, 2014 are $21,590 for a single individual or $44,123 for a family of four.
WIC provides monitoring of height, weight and hemoglobin to encourage good health. Education is provided by health professionals on diet, breastfeeding, immunizations and other topics important in pregnancy and childhood.
WIC provides a variety of healthy, nutritious foods including: fresh fruit and vegetables, iron fortified cereals, whole grain bread, brown rice, corn or whole wheat tortillas, canned and dried beans, eggs, milk and baby food. WIC provides incentives for initiation and continuation of fully breastfeeding mothers and infants.
WIC’s goal is to encourage every mother to initiate breastfeeding and to breastfeed exclusively. The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program is now available to give all expectant and new mothers peer-to-peer breastfeeding education and support.
For more information or for an appointment, contact the WIC office by calling 877-803-1712 or online at www.communityactionmidne.com.
Appointments can be made for any of the following sites and dates:
• Cozad: Parkview Building, 120 East 9th Street, April 2nd, May 1st, June 5th.
• Gothenburg: American Lutheran Church, 1512 Avenue G, Gothenburg, NE 69138; April 2nd, May 1st, June 5th.
• Lexington: MNCA building, 931 West 7th Street, Lexington, NE 68850; Tuesday through Thursday the first four full weeks for each month. Call 308-324-6212 for an appointment.
Eustis Chapter Of Quail Forever To Hold Annual Banquet
The annual "Wachtel Fur Immer" (Quail Forever Banquet) will be hosted by the Eustis Chapter on Friday, March 13th at the Eustis Fair Building.
A social hour will kick off the evening's festivities at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. followed by an auction at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets will be sold at the door.
For additional information contact Gregg Wolf at 308-486-5305 or 308-529-0837.
Tomasevicz Motivates Gala Attendees:
showing great perseverance and a strong work ethic has propelled Curt Tomasevicz, a former Husker football player and 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist in Bobsledding to new heights. Tomasevicz spoke of his experiences growing up in Shelby, Nebraska to the amount of support he has received from all across Nebraska and the United States as an athlete that has stretched for a large span of his life that has included great successes.
Blauvelt Appointment To Dawson Visitors Committee Is Approved By Commissioners
The Dawson County Board of Equalization met in regular session at 8 a.m. on Friday, February 27th, 2015 in the Commissioners Room of the Courthouse in Lexington, Nebraska.
Commissioners Everett (Butch) Hagan, PJ Jacobson, E. Dean Kugler, Bill Stewart and Chairman Dennis Rickertsen were present.
County Assessor John Moore appeared before the board to give them a “heads up” regarding valuations on rural residential sites. Site values have not been examined since 1995 and will probably be started in the near future.
Approval for tax correction requests was granted for Mary H. Almanza (Tax Correction #3901); Mary H. Almanza (Tax Correction #3902) and Morris Kline, ETAL (Tax Correction #3903).
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session immediately following the Board of Equalization meeting.
Minutes from the February 13th, 2015 meeting, the Treasurer’s Receipts and the claims were all approved as submitted.
There were no citizen’s comments.
Under committee reports, Chairman Rickertsen reported that the Noxious Weed Department would be acquiring a new truck.
Commissioner Stewart noted that Brandon Kjar and Brian Woldt are continuing to work on the security for the courthouse offices. “We are securing bids on glass windows and cameras,” Stewart said. He also noted that work on the CD building is moving right along.
Commissioner Hagan reported that there is a water leakage problem at the fairgrounds with 10,000 gallons/month leaking. He is working on the problem.
The appointment of June Blauvelt by the Gothenburg Community Development to the Dawson County Visitors Committee to fulfill the vacated term of John Seward was approved.
County Surveyor Mark Streit approached the board to explain the agreement for land surveying for STP-21-2 (111). The board authorized Chairman Rickertsen to sign the agreement with the State of Nebraska.
Resolution #2015-05 was approved which allows that $150,000 be placed in the petty cash fund to reimburse insurance claims which occur between commissioners meetings. In the past there was only $1,000 in this fund. The commissioners will still approve claims.
Ron Fowler, representing Johnson Lake Trails presented an addendum to the easement agreement dated October 17th, 2013 between the Johnson Lake Hike & Bike Trail and Dawson County, Nebraska.
The additional easement is for Exhibit A-6; Plat of Johnson Lake Drive, seeking approval to drop into right of way in the Merriweather area on east side of Johnson Lake.
The addendum was approved.
Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber appeared to explain the CenturyLink Interlocal Agreement for the Cooperative Use of 911 Customer Premise Equipment (Positron Viper).
“The cost is $88,253.70 with 83% being paid for by the wireless set aside fund,” Reiber said.
Becky Lundgren from Lundgren’s Catering requested a special designated liquor license for Friday, March 27th at the Heartland Military Museum in Lexington.
Operation Second Chance in conjunction with the Wounded Veterans Retreat will be hosting a fundraiser prime rib dinner, speaker, auction and raffle preceded by a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres that evening.
Sheriff Reiber noted that he had no problems with the event and that three of his staff would be present.
The license was approved.
The final item on the agenda was the approval to authorize Chairman Rickertsen to sign the change to the contract regarding the Darr Bridge Road Resurfacing C24 (352). The additional cost is projected to be $5,000.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 8 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington, Nebraska.