The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, the Nebraska Cattlemen, along with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will be hosting a couple of meetings in the area on Thursday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Thayer County Fairground 4-H Activities Building in Deshler. The second meeting is at the Beatrice Livestock Sale Barn that evening at 7:00 P.M.
The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposed Animal Disease Traceability System rule to establish regulations for improving the traceability of livestock moving interstate.
Topics to be covered at the meeting include: what livestock may be affected, guidelines for identification, health certificates, use of brands, and discussion of traceability activities in Nebraska and what effect the proposed rule may have on the Nebraska livestock industry.
The Meridian Public School Student Council, Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department and Meridian Class of 2006 are banding together to sponsor a benefit for 2006 Meridian High School graduate Dana Raney of Alexandria, who has been diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
All proceeds from the event, which includes plenty of food and fun activities, will assist in defraying Raney's medical costs. A free-will offering will be received. Supplemental funds will be provided by Homestead Chapter of Thrivent.
A lunch, silent and live auctions will highlight the Nov. 6 event, which is being held at the school, 72380 560th Avenue in rural Daykin (2 miles west of Daykin on Nebraska Highway 4). A booth from ALS In The Heartland will also be on display.
0-4 AGE GROUP--First place, Goeking twins, Liam and Tatum, six months, peas and carrots, held by parents, Ed and Michelle Goeking and second place, Landon Jordan, a bubble bath.
5-7 AGE GROUP---First place went to Alex Buxton dressed as a hobo and second place was Kayleigh Schmehl, as a bunny in a magician's hat.
8-10 AGE GROUP---First place was Page Nippert going as a bubble bath and second place was Nichole Harris dressed as a table and cheeseburger.
BEST TRUNK---Selected as the best trunk in the contest was M&D Auto Service & Towing. Mitch Heidemann is shown passing out candy to the children as a couple of spooks take over the the controls of his tow truck.