Most patients associate a visit to the optometrist with an eye chart on a distant wall. While this traditional procedure continues to be part of a comprehensive exam, new advances in eye care technology are becoming more prevalent in the offices of doctors of optometry, according to the Nebraska Optometric Association (NOA).
With the advanced technologies available to optometrists today, patients can expect a less invasive and highly accurate diagnostic experience during their eye exam, said Dr. Corey Langford, president of the NOA. As a result, eye care is more innovative and effective than ever before.
As part of the national Save Your Vision campaign, Nebraskas doctors of optometry are emphasizing the importance of annual exams and different high-tech tests and procedures that can benefit the patient.
Photo caption: Remember The Good Ole Days---Kenny Riggle of Endicott with his two mule hitch pulling a single plow works the ground. It was slow going, he had started the section at 1:00 p.m. and at almost 3 p.m. had turned over a strip about 10 feet wide. This was easily the oldest means of plowing in attendance at Plow Day, but many other antique tractors and their drivers enjoyed the day, too. (Fairbury Journal-News photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky)
Unusually warm weather seems to bring out Spring Fever in some very surprising ways. While most farmers are heading to their fields with their massive equipment ready to plow anywhere from 16 to 32 rows at a time there are a few farmers who still believe in the good old days.
That is exactly what happened this past Sunday just southeast of Roodes Feedlot. Farmers came from all around just for the chance to practice farming like their ancestors did. Plow Day was deemed a success by co-organizer, Kenny Dodge.
In some years the annual auditors report for the City of Fairbury reflected the bad news of of a dire economy. Spiralling expenses and a dwindling cash balance left council members to discuss for hours how to make ends meet.
Not this year.
Tuesdays report given by Pam Busboom of Blobaum & Busboom was quick, easy on the ears and yielded good news.
Overall the City has a healthy cash position and not a concern in the growth of expenditures, Busboom said.
She reported to council members that while the Citys cash position dropped from $2.2 million to $2 million, there is in effect a net increase of $36,000 from the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2011.
The decrease that we are showing is due to the lessening of the amounts in the LB840 (economic development) and CDBG funds, she said. Those are monies that really arent available for expenditure, they are other restricted cash funds.