PICTURE OF FREEDOM: Tim Miller of Gothenburg received an early Christmas gift from his family on Memorial Day weekend. The bald eagle sculpture is made from concrete and hand painted by a Grand Island resident.
RAISING AWARENESS: Dreary, rainy weather didn’t stop this determined clan. A group of Eagle Riders stopped in Gothenburg at Ehmen park last Wednesday, May 21 to help raise awareness for children’s Mental Health month. Riders began their ride in Scottsbluff and ended at the Nebraska State Capitol Building. “For the past 13 years, we’ve been proud to have the Eagle Riders as a key partner in raising awareness for children’s mental health,” said Sheri Dawson, director of the Division of Behavioral Health at DHHS. “Year after year, their advocacy helps us deliver the message that there is hope and there is help for those who need it. That’s especially important given the challenges COVID-19 is presenting at this time.” SHILOH SCHULTZ
When I arrived at Eggplant Homestead and Greenhouse, I was greeted by a friendly three-legged dog. I remembered Tina, the owner of this operation, having another three-legged dog before. “It’s our fifth one” she told me. Right behind the friendly greeter was his companion, a ranch pup, and then Tina’s smiling hello. I immediately felt welcome and a part of the electric excitement of this expanding venture.
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced updates to driver licensing services availability. DMV teammates are ready to provide services as and when counties open their offices to walk in traffic. Additional teammates and resources are being put in place to increase service capacity in the most heavily populated counties. These additional steps have significantly increased capacity for our customers, with the Omaha Metro area office in Bellevue offering over twice as many drive tests as the same period last year.
The Brady Community Center will be opening again on June 1st. The food pantry may be utilized each day during the community center business hours. The 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month offers walk-in availability with no call-ahead necessary. June’s walk-in dates and times are Tuesday, June 9th 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 17th 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The pantry is an equal opportunity provider. Brady food pantry patrons do not need to meet financial requirements. Food is given in love and respect to those who come.