Public Health Solutions District Health Department, in partnership with the UNMC college of Dentistry will be providing free dental sealants to second and third grade students at Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate on April 4th and 5th.
Dental sealants are a common tool used by dentists to help prevent tooth decay. Sealants are safe, easy to apply by dental staff and have been used for decades to protect the tooth enamel from plaque and acid that may lead to decay. School-based dental sealant programs have been successfully offered across the country in an attempt to improve the dental health of young children.
The dental sealant project is made possible through the donation of time and resources from the UNMC College of Dentistry staff and students.
*Linda Bauer, Jefferson County Attorney, presented Amendment #3 that had been presented by the insurance carrier at the last meeting with no action taken. Bauer pointed out that this amendment was to bring the Jefferson County Employee benefit Medical Plan in line with the employee handbook. It does not alter existing policies. A motion was made by Commissioner Marvin Yost to accept the amendment, seconded by Commissioner Arthur Craig, motion carried.
*It was pointed out by Sandra Stelling, Jefferson County Clerk, that part of the insurance amendment as it was written does not match the employee handbook although it does match what is current county policy. It does not state in the handbook that employees will be paying $10 of the insurance plan. Motion was made by Yost to change the handbook to reflect Jefferson County will share the cost of employee insurance, seconded by Commissioner Michael Dux, motion carried.
The State of Missouri recently legalized the burning of the U.S. flag, disguising it as freedom of speech. This is the very definition of hypocrisy coming from a State where burning a cross is a felony.
Burning the U.S. flag is an act of intimidation and hatred every bit as harmful as the myriad of acts condemned as hate crimes. Patriotic Americans need to stand up for themselves and demand the same consideration that we are expected to give the, "protected classes."
Write to your State representative or direct to the Governor and collectively say, "Not in Nebraska!" to burning the U.S. flag.
Richard Doyle Nestor, 87, of Goodland,Kan., died March 31, 2012 at Good Samaritan Society-Sherman County in Goodland.
Services will be held Thursday, April 5, 11 a.m. at Koons Chapel in Goodland with Dr. Chet Ross officiating. Memorials to Hospice Services of Sherman County or Northwest Kansas Animal Shelter. Burial will military rites in the Goodland Cemetery. Koons Funeral Home, Goodland, service.
Alfred William Garrels, 89, of Beatrice, formerly of Bremen, Kan., died at the Beatrice Good Samaritan, on March 31, 2012.
There will be no visitation as the body was cremated at his request. His memorial service will be held at "Hermansburg" Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Bremen, KS on Wednesday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jack Kirk officiating. Inurnment at the Lanham Cemetery. Memorials to the family's choice with Ray and Lorna Friedrichs in charge. Messages of condolence can be sent to Bernice Garrels at 1306 So. 9th Street, Beatrice, NE 68310. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.