TEAMMATE SUPPORTING OTHER TEAMMATES: Ally Goad stands with two of the nine yard signs that she created for the nine TeamMates graduating senior mentees. Ally, who is the daughter of Kim Goad, is a mentee in the Gothenburg TeamMates chapter. Ally enjoys opportunites that allow her to be creative. After laying out the “basic” form of each poster, to give the signs a personal touch, she individually designed and drew the names of the nine TeamMates graduates.
LINCOLN—The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in a tree in Kearney. Kearney Park and Recreation staff discovered the tree on a street terrace and reported it to NDA. This is the first detection of EAB in Buffalo County, and the first find outside of eastern Nebraska. EAB, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, was first found in Omaha in 2016.
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s (NDA’s) annual Poultry Photo Contest is now accepting entries. The contest is open to 4-H and FFA members. Official contest rules and entry forms are available online at www. nda.nebraska.gov. Entries must be postmarked by July 15, 2020, to be included in this year’s contest.
DRIVEWAYS WITH TREASURES: This past weekend was bustling with activity as bargain seekers hit the town. The Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce organized the annual city wide garage sales with over 40 participants on the map, the most there has ever been. Although the temperatures soared, that didn’t stop shoppers from making their rounds. Some mentioned they had no intentions of hitting up the bargains, they were simply out to socialize and get out and about. SHILOH SCHULTZ
GRAND ISLAND — The Nebraska State Fair Board voted to hold a 2020 State Fair showcasing 4-H and FFA competitions and exhibitions. While the Fair will look different than it has in the past, providing an opportunity for young people to showcase the work they have been doing throughout the year as it is important to the State Fair and to the future of our state. The 2020 State Fair will include 4-H and FFA livestock competitions, contests, presentations, and static exhibits.
It’s pretty exciting to see a duck in the river. But, what if it’s 200 ducks? And, they’re yellow plastic ducks? And, they’re racing? Now, that would be a sight to behold. Area residents will have that very opportunity at the end of summer. The Village of Brady is hosting a duck race in the North Platte River to kick off fundraising efforts for the Brady Community Center Expansion Project.
U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Hunters, birders and stamp collectors across the United States join in celebrating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) as the 2020-2021 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp – commonly known as the Duck Stamp – is now on sale. Beginning today, the new Federal Duck Stamp and its younger sibling, the Junior Duck Stamp are available for purchase at official locations and online.