Southeast Community College's vocal music groups are scheduled to perform two free concerts in March.
An end-of-the-quarter concert will be held at 7 p.m. March 10 at Aldersgate Methodist Church, 8320 South St., Lincoln. A light meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Another concert is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. March 12 in the Truman Center Gymnasium on SCC's Beatrice Campus, 4771 W. Scott Road. The public is invited to both concerts, which will feature the Multi-Campus Choir, After the Storm, and select soloists.
Dr. Ken Hoppmann directs the College's vocal music program.
The topic for the next Health Today session at Jefferson Community Health Center will be "Get Your Plate in Shape" by Lisa Edeal, RD, LMNT.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15, with the program beginning at 12:15 p.m. The program is held in the southwing education room. Enter through the door marked "Education Room."
This program is being offered in honor of National Nutrition Month, and will be repeated (with no meal provided) on Monday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 28, at 2:30 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Southwing Education Room and are free and open to the public.
Fairbury FFA spent the week of Feb. 20-24 celebrating FFA Week through various activities that not only taught others about agriculture, but also to share a little fun. The week is an annual event that FFA members spend time sharing and teaching as part of honoring their agricultural heritage and FFA.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in Nebraska. While there is evidence that screening for colorectal cancer can significantly reduce mortality, only about 1/3 of adults over the age of 50 in Nebraska report having been screened in the last five years.
In honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March, the Cancer Coalition of Gage, Fillmore, Jefferson, Saline and Thayer counties will be distributing Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) colon cancer screening kits through local pharmacies and health fair events through the month of March.
In Jefferson County, FOBT colon cancer screening kits will be available to those 50 and older through Korbel Drug in downtown Fairbury, and the Jefferson Community Health Center Pharmacy. Kits will also be available at the Jefferson County Home and Garden Show at a JCHC booth.
Area residents will have a chance to find out whether their children are as safe as possible in their child safety seats during a free check up event scheduled for Saturday, March 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fairbury Fire Hall, 612 D St., Fairbury.
Walk-ins are welcome, and will be checked as time allows. Appointments are available by calling Sharon Vandegrift at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402) 729-3351.
"It is very important that all children under the age of 13 be checked to make sure they are riding as safe as possible in their vehicle," said Sharon Vandegrift, certified safety seat technician and JCHC employee. "We especially want to encourage those with children who are ages 8 to 13 to come and learn whether their children would be safer with a booster seat."
University of Nebraska Extension in Gage and Saline County are hosting a Cow Calf - Small Herd Profitability Workshop. The Workshop is scheduled on Thursday March 8 from 12 noon to 3:00 pm at Saline Center and a repeat from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Extension Office Meeting Room in Beatrice. These workshops are specifically aimed at smaller farm herd of 70 or less beef cows. The programs will start with a good beef meal and focus on Practical Feeding Strategies presented by Dennis Bauer, Extension Educator from Ainsworth, Nebraska; Managing Health Risks presented by Ron Kulwicki of Pfizer, and New Marketing Strategies which can be used wherever you market presented by Dennis Henrichs, Beatrice 77 Livestock Sales.
There is no charge for the workshop and you can register by calling 402-223-1384 or 402-821-2151 by March 5. Participants are welcome at the program but there is no meal guarantee after March 5.