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Schedule available for alfalfa education program in Gering Telegraph staff reports

BARLEYmax is now available to U.S. pro- ducers. The product offers up to 35% total dietary fiber; conven- tional barley contains only 12% to 17%, according a press re- lease.

Bruce Anderson, who will share the latest research into rotating alfal- fa with row crops to make the most of nitrogen applications; Dr. Monte Vandeveer, of Kansas State Research and Extension, who will speak about insurance products for forage pro- duction and as industry experts will speak on topics such as harvest man- agement, proper sampling for quality measurements and how growers can best utilize technology to get the best quality from their field into the barn. The conference will also include the popular Farmer Panel, with producers sharing knowledge from the field. Alfalfa U registration is free and the public is welcome to attend the full day event with lunch provid- ed. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register online at alfalfau.com, or by calling 620-227-1834. Same- day registration will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 18, at the Gering Civic Center. Alfalfa U is sponsored by High Plains Journal, Alforex Seeds and John Deere.

DODGE CITY — Alfalfa growers have very unique challenges and concerns in today’s marketplace. From identifying newmarket and revenue opportunities, to under- standing how they can produce more yield and higher quality hay with fewer inputs, alfalfa farmers know that continuing education is criti- cal to their bottom lines. High Plains Journal, along with Alforex Seeds and John Deere, are once again spon- soring Alfalfa U Feb. 18 at the Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St., Gering, ac- cording to a press release. The full schedule and registration can be found online at alfalfau.com. Kicking off the morning program will be Thomas Walthers, U.S. Department of Agriculture Market News and Nebraska Department of Agriculture hay reporter, speaking about the hay market conditions that farmers saw in 2019, and the current 2020 conditions as well. The breakout sessions will include University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s

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Specialized barley variety now available in U.S.

Telegraph staff reports TWIN FALLS, Idaho — U.S. farmers are growing a fiber-packed barley now available to manufacturers of cere- als, bars and other food and drink products made with flour or ce- real preparations. Australian-based U.S.-based Scoular to distribute the grain, called BARLEYmax in North America, according to a press re- lease. Scoular is the exclusive seed dealer in North America and is a non-exclusive distrib- utor for commercial markets. “We are thrilled to The Healthy Grain is partnering with

valuable ingredient for food companies. The barley — hulless, non-GMO and whole grain — is grown in the Pacific Northwest. It will be available in flour, flakes and whole grain. For more in- formation, contact Scoular’s JC Olson, Senior Business Unit manager, at 208-901- 8493. Founded and based in Omaha, Scoular is a 127-year old company with 102 offices and fa- cilities worldwide and more than $4 billion in sales. The compa- ny provides global and diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients. For more information, visit scoular.com. THG specializes in commercializing unique, non-GM, nu- tritionally superior wholegrains with sub- stantiated health claim benefits to enhance the health and well-be- ing of people across the globe. For more information, see the- healthygrain.com.

partner with Scoular to offer this product to the North American market,” said Robert Burbury, CEO of The Healthy Grain. “Scoular has the technical expertise, product devel- opment capabilities, and advanced supply chain and logistics to ensure BARLEYmax is made widely accessible in this critical market.” The product offers up to 35% total dietary fiber; conventional bar- ley contains only 12% to 17%. BARLEYmax also of- fers a high proportion of four naturally occur- ring prebiotic fibers, including fructans and resistant starch, mak- ing it a unique and

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Wisconsin fights suicides through a Farmer Angel Network

Statewide, weekend sessions are being held this winter for farm couples to learn about dealing with stress and planning a fu- ture together. Starting in March, a series of town hall-style events will take place. Its theme: “Unexpected Tomorrows.” They all are aimed at helping individu- als who typically work alone, worry alone and tend to be stoic until the end. “There’s a part of ly failed,” says Terry Jindrick, who showed up for a “Stronger Together” event Jan. 14 on the University of Wisconsin’s satel- lite campus in rural you that feels like you’ve complete-

answer. They created a unique self-preserva- tion effort. The Farmer Angel Network, they named it. And in a sign of how big the crisis is, the ef- fort is growing. Though farmers throughout the country have faced stark times in recent years, the Dairy State’s plight has been the most severe by some measures. In 2019, its 48 farm bankruptcies led the nation. Many were in the Western District of Wisconsin, home to the Statz farm. The little guys keep taking it hard- est: family-owned dairy operations, the kind traditionally passed from one generation to the next. So the Farmer Angel Network and similar offshoots are spreading into other communi- ties in the state and bringing in outside re- sources, including social workers, agri- cultural educators, economic development

By DAN SIMMONS Washington Post News Service LOGANVILLE, Wis. — On what would have been Leon Statz’s 59th birthday, two dozen plaid-shirted farm- ers sat in the basement of St. Peter Lutheran Church to talk about how they were coping with the forces conspir- ing against them — the forces that had pushed their neighbor, a third-generation dairy- man, to kill himself. The gathering was therapy of the most ur- gent kind. Statz’s 2018 suicide was the first some of the farmers had ever experienced, and in the small com- munity of Loganville, it was a tragic jolt. “He was stressed out,” remembers Dale Meyer, a close friend. “We tried to help, but we found that we didn’t know what we should have done.” In the aftermath, though, Meyer and oth- ers came up with an

Sara Stathas for The Washington Post A welcome sign hangs outside the Richland Center classroom, acknowledg- ing “Challenging Times.” The program is designed to help farmers in the Dairy State cope with hardship.

consultants, pastors and more. At the same time, money is starting to flow from the federal and state governments. The U.S. Agriculture Department allocat- ed more than $2.3 million for special ini- tiatives that will, in part, expand emergen-

cy hotlines and support groups. Wisconsin legislators approved $200,000 in September

to boost programs ad- dressing farmers’ mental health and fi- nancial issues.

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Tri-Basin NRD sets public hearings on issues of too much, too little water

Resources District with solutions needed to ad- dress flooding and declining groundwater problems. At Jan. 14’s Tri-Basin

petitions that were pre- sented to the Tri-Basin board in September. General Manager John Thorburn said Jan. 14 the board will decide after the Feb. 11 public hearing wheth- er to proceed to the next step — a vote by landowners within the proposed projects on whether to create the IPAs. For each property, units of benefit will be assigned proportional to the amount of land and project benefits. Thorburn said assess- ment rates suggested by the board’s Projects and Construction Committee are $3 per unit for irrigated crop- land and livestock confinements, $2 for dryland, and nothing for rangeland. Those payments would reimburse the NRD for project construction and main- tenance costs. “Because these are

board meeting, two public hearings were scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 11, ahead of the next regular board meeting at the NRD of- fice in Holdrege. One will help the board decide if two new drainage im- provement project areas — 22,314 acres in the Lower North Dry Creek water- shed in Phelps and Kearney counties, and 10,596 acres in west- ern Kearney County’s Lost Creek watershed — will be created. In August, 20 land- owners from those areas asked the board for help to resolve flooding in farm fields. Several described ex- treme damage from the exceptional early July flood, but added that rains of even a few inches also cause flood- ing. They completed the first step for new proj- ect areas by submitting landowner-signed

By LORI POTTER BH News Service

HOLDREGE — It’s feast or famine for wa- ter supplies in parts of the Tri-Basin Natural

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board approved a Building Committee recommendation to accept low bids received for three projects — install natural gas lines, install an electrical line to a tree cool- er and asbestos abatement — at the former National Guard armory in Holdrege. Tri-Basin purchased the armory, built in 1954-55 as one of the first U.S. buildings constructed with pre-cast concrete panels, to use for

cluding studies to better understand the watershed and its issues, but he doesn’t think anything will come from it because “we (in Tri-Basin) are very much different in opinion than in the Little Blue.” Sorensen later told the Hub a big gap remains be- tween the two NRDs’ water management philosophies to address groundwater de- clines, even though farmers share the same water basin. Also Jan. 14, the Tri-Basin

there was a lot of input from stakeholders, who will re- ceive copies of the draft plan ahead of the public hearing. He described it as a starting point and a road map. However, some Kearney County landowners remain concerned that they could face more strict groundwater management rules to address the declines than will neigh- bors in Adams County. Terry Sorensen of Minden said Tuesday he is glad work was done on the plan, in-

water) management plan for the Little Blue watershed in eastern Kearney County and western Adams County. The proposed plan was de- veloped by the Tri-Basin and Little Blue NRDs with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. DNR integrated water management analyst Amy Zoller said at the Jan. 14 Tri- Basin meeting the plan “has been thoroughly reviewed by our staff.” Thorburn added that

pretty big projects, they probably would be done in phases,” Thorburn said, with help from a profession- al engineer to identify the elements and order of com- pletion. The other public hearing ahead of the Feb. 11 board meeting will be on the fi- nal draft of an integrated (surface water and ground-

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lege, leaving him, his wife and elderly parents with few options. The farm has been in their family since 1855, only several years after Wisconsin became a state. Yet, like their econom- ic crisis, there’s no clear blueprint for how to solve farmers’ mental health cri- sis. Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the pro- fession has a suicide rate double that of veterans and five times that of the gener- al public. “Farmers are very proud, and they’re very private, and there’s a lot of resistance to seeking mental health assis- tance,” said Chris Frakes, who since May has served as project director for farm- er suicide prevention at the Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program. Her position at the nonprofit, which is based a half-hour west of Madison, is paid through a $50,000 grant from the University of Wisconsin School of

2019 — the most recent peri- od available — the number reached 95. Part of the legislature’s in- creased financial support will cover 250 vouchers this year. One focus of Frakes’ work has been organizing events such as the one in Richland Center. Co-sponsored by the university’s extension ser- vice, they’re intended to bring farmers and their fam- ilies together over lunch and then connect them with re- sources. “I’m really trying to think about how do we put positive community events, posi- tive messaging, to get stories out into communities where people can realize, ‘I’m not alone,’ “ she said. “It’s re- ally OK to ask for help, and we can do this together. Our communities can figure this out.” Yet it’s the informal con- versation that many credit with saving lives. “Farmers

Richland Center. It drew nearly a dozen farmers to a white-walled conference room, men and a few women with stolid faces who lis- tened to a presentation about how to better respond to pressures and “breaking the cycle.” They were given pa- per plates and asked to write the joys in their lives on one half and the stresses on the other half. Stress outnum- bered joy on most. Their lists reflected the challenges farmers face throughout the upper Midwest: long-slumping prices, the debilitating con- sequences of more extreme weather, President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs. At 64, Jindrick also has other con- cerns. “I’m the fifth generation, and I can’t get [my farm] to the sixth generation,” he said. Jindrick’s two children chose other careers after col-

Sara Stathas for The Washington Post Terry Jindrick, who owns a dairy and beef farm, attends an event on ways to deal with the many pressures farmers face.

said. One measure of that comes from state-issued vouchers available to farm- ers to visit mental health counselors. In 2016, just 31 vouchers were requested. By 2018, 89 farmers had asked for them. In the first half of

Medicine and Public Health. Executive Director Wally Orzechowski applied for the funding after realizing the scope of the problem re- quired extra resources. “In my 16 years, it’s never been this bad,” Orzechowski

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need to talk to farm- ers,” explained Randy Roecker, who was at December’s meeting of the Farmer Angel Network. Brenda Statz was there, too. It was so- lace to spend her husband’s birthday helping others avoid his fate, she said. She has shared his story repeatedly, recount- ing how protracted financial struggles contributed to anxi- ety and depression that Statz never got past de- spite psychiatric care nd medications. His ctober 2018 suicide epresented his third ttempt in a year. One f their children found he body. Statz’s name came up repeatedly during the more than two hours of ANGEL from Page D6

one. “There is life past farming.” Roecker admitted that Statz’s death had reminded him of the desperation he’d felt a decade earlier, when the Great Recession plunged him millions of dollars into debt shortly after he’d made a huge investment in equipment and pro- cesses to modernize his dairy operation. “When I went through it 10 years ago, I felt so alone,” he said. Looking out over the group, he applauded their collective effort to save each other. “I’m proud of what we’ve done as a community,” Roecker said. Brenda Statz, sitting at a lunch table, agreed. She has stayed on the family’s 200-acre farm, persevering despite a health crisis with one son. She and the kids had harvested the last

talking over bean soup, ham sandwiches and homemade brownies. Retired dairy farmer Henry Elfers recalled driving Statz to psy- chiatric appointments in Madison, noting his friend’s humor and gentle nature, even on their last trip just be- fore he took his life. “I had no idea that he’d pass in a couple days,” Elfers said qui- etly, still shaken by the memory. Steven Rynkowski opened up about over- dosing on Tylenol and alcohol on a night in 2003 that he only vaguely remembers. His financial struggles had felt crushing. After he recovered, he said, he found peace singing in his church choir. He ultimately sold both his cows and land. “This is the first time I’ve shared my story,” he told every-

Sara Stathas for The Washington Pos An information table on mental health resources greets farmers arriving at a “Stronger Together” event in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Farm bankruptcies have triggered much personal despair in the state.

of the beans the day be- fore the Farmer Angel meeting. They’d need another week to finish with all the corn. “We’re going to keep the farm going,” she

said. “It’s what Leon would have wanted. You can’t just walk away.” *** If you or someone you know is in emo-

tional distress or considering suicide, free confidential help is available 24/7 from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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The City of North Platte is seeking qualified candi- dates for the position of City Administrator. The current City Administrator is retiring May 1, 2020 after serving the community for nearly 17 years. The City of North Platte is a community of around 26,000 residents and is the hub for a large area in the West Central region of the State of Nebraska. It is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and Interstate 80. Its major employers are the Un- ion Pacific Railroad, Great Plains Health and the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. The City is governed by a Mayor/Council form of government with the Mayor being elected at large and the 8 Council people being elected by the four wards in the com- munity, 2 from each ward. North Platte is a progressive community and is ex- periencing good, steady and sustainable growth. It has an existing LB 840 plan in place which will need to be renewed in the 2020 election cycle. North Platte also has an excellent work force on staff with many years of experience. North Platte is also the home of Buffalo Bill, the world famous North Platte Canteen Spirit, The Union Pacific’s Bailey Yards, and the Golden Spike Tower. The City has a rich history and is well positioned for fu- ture growth with much of its infrastructure already in place in the growth areas of the community. Qualified candidates should possess a bachelor ’s degree in Public Administration, or Business Ad- ministration, or a closely related field, with a Master ’s degree being preferred. Candidates should also have at least 5 years of progressive municipal management experience and be familiar with all aspects of municipal operations. A com- plete job description can be found on the City of North Platte’s website. Salary is dependent on experience and starts at $5,920.00 biweekly. The salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate at the time an offer is made. The complete salary schedule can also be seen on the City of North Platte’s website. Applications, including resumes, work history, expe- rience in municipal administration, and references should be mailed to the Mayor of North Platte at 211 West Third Street, North Platte, Nebraska 69101. or email: livingstondl@ci.north-platte.ne.us or WhiteRA@ci.north-platte.ne.us After review by the Mayor, and a committee of City Council mem- bers, a short list of qualified candidates will be in- terviewed by the full City Council. After this inter- view the Mayor will present the successful candi- date to the full City Council for their approval to fill this position. Please respond to this request by January 31, 2020 to be considered for this position. This position will remain open until filled.

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Larges Farms Annual Bull Sale. Friday, Jan. 31st. Lunch & preview starts at 12:00 MT. Selling 40 Angus & SimAngus yearling bulls, performance tested. Bulls sired by TJ Roosevelt, CCR Cowboy Cut, Fortress, Broken Bow, & more. Sale at the ranch 12 miles S of Elsie, NE. Jeremey Gittlein, 308-414-1466

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Sale Black Sim-Angus, 3 year old bulls, Burger and Large breeding, excellent all in- formation on Bulls avail- able Bruce Fulk (308)520-5130 7

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Both positions require mechanical ability/skills; basic math skills; HS grad/GED or equiv work exp.; able to read/understand parts manuals/diagrams; able to lift up to 75 lbs & valid Driver ’s license/good driv- ing record. Additional requirement for each position is as follows: Service Writer- Req: able to apply repair time knowledge, prepare repair orders, troubleshoot, have excel computer & customer service, skills / knowledge. Prefer: valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020

YOU’LL LIKE “TAX-DEFERRED”

pay out "10 year certain with lifetime guaranteed" meaning that you would have the $100,000 pay out in monthly (or annual) installments over 10 years. If you died within the 10 years, your beneficiar- ies would receive the remain- ing payments over the 10 years. If you didn't die within the 10 years, you would con- tinue to receive payments for the rest of your life. Pretty nice! There are lots of varieties of annuities with lots of compa- nies. If you like more risk, you can get a variable annuity that is tied to the market. If you don't like risk, think about a fixed annuity that is safe and secure and with no loss of principle unless you pull it out early. Again, these are insurance products so you'll need to talk to your insurance agent to look at the options. If you have questions about annuities, call Rebecca Nordquist at Phares Financial at 532-3180 or email at RebNordquist@msn.com.

Have you ever heard of an annuity? Where banks put out a product called a CD, insurance companies have a similar product called a fixed annuity. These investments are backed by the insurance company and guarantee your deposit with a guaranteed interest rate for the length of the contract. But unlike CD's, some annu- ities allow you to make addi- tional contributions during a specific time period and allows interest to be com- pounded and is tax-deferred until it's withdrawn. Unlike CD's, annuities let you remove funds without penalty in case of disability, nursing home confinement, or death so it's a little more flexible. It also doesn't have to go through probate upon death. You can leave it directly to your designated beneficiary. Interest rates on annuities are substantially higher than a CD but just like CD's they are in for a contracted period of time. For example, you may

have a 3 year or 5 year annu- ity. Some annuities also pay bonuses in the first one or two years. For example, the annuity may pay 3% for the life of the contract with a 1% bonus for the first year mean- ing it pays 4% the first year and 3% for the remainder of the contract. Another nice feature with annuities is that they allow you to take out up to 10% or 12% per year (depending on the company) without penalty. You can purchase these with "qualified" money-transfers from an IRA, 401(k), SEP, or with current pre-tax income. You can also purchase it with after-tax dollars such as sav- ings, money from the sale of a home or business, an inher- itance, or insurance benefits. Finally, when you're ready to withdraw money, there are several pay-out options including having the annuity pay out over a fixed number of years or a life income with guaranteed period. For example, if you put in $100,000, you can set it up to

By Rebecca Nordquist, RD, MHA, CLTC

You just got paid for the corn crop, the bank is paid and now you have some funds that you'd like to tuck away. You want something safe and secure, maybe a CD at the bank, unfortunately, it's mak- ing less than 1% interest. In addition, a CD will generate a 1099 every year for the inter- est. Ouch! Not only is the interest rate low and isn't keeping up with inflation, but every year, you have to pay taxes on the interest that you haven't withdrawn. Darn it!

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Women in Ag Conference set for Feb. 20-21 in Kearne

in Ag Conference Feb. 20-21 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Kearney. The Nebraska Women in Ag Conference is an annual two-day event designed to educate and uplift women in- volved in Nebraska agriculture. This conference fo- cuses on the five areas of agricultural risk management: produc- tion risk, market risk, financial risk, human risk and legal risk. There are five gener- al session speakers and over 30 different con- current workshops that focus on these five ar- eas of risk. The goal of this conference is to en- courage women to better manage risk, improve their farms and ranches, and to

Feb. 11, Buffalo County Extension Office, 1400 E. 34th St., Kearney; RSVP: 308-236-1235. » 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 12, Hall County Extension Office, 3180 U.S. Highway 34, College Park Campus, Grand Island; RSVP: 308-385-5088. » 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 25, Bayer Learning Center, 76268 Nebraska Highway 47, Gothenburg; RSVP: 308-324-5501. More information on training dates, lo- cations and general information about pes- ticide trainings can be found online at pested. unl.edu/certifica- tion-and-training or by contacting your lo- cal Extension office. Women in Ag Conference Nebraska Extension has announced the 2020 Nebraska Women

ners. Registration is now open online. Registration fees in- crease after this time. More registration op- tions are available if you are only able to participate for one day of the conference in- stead of two. A full list of speakers, top- ics and a complete schedule can be found online at wia.unl.edu. Registration can be completed online at the Women In Ag website, or you can print out the registra- tion form and send it to the following ad- dress (c/o Women in Ag Conference, 4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff). If registering by mail, please send in the completed reg- istration form with a check made out to: University of Nebraska. Questions about registration be can directed to Eric Buck at 402-472-1576

application deadline is Feb. 2. Scholarship infor- mation and application forms can be found on- line at wia.unl.edu/ scholarships.

or ebuck3@unl.edu. Scholarship opportu- nities are available to four-year, two-year, vo- cational and technical students as well as to 4-H and FFA members. The 2020 scholarship

By SARAH SIVITS Dawson Co. Extension Nebraska Extension will be hosting several private pesticide ap- plicator trainings in February. Private Pesticide Trainings across the state welcome both first-time and recer- tifying applicators. February private appli- cator training dates for Dawson, Buffalo, and Hall Counties are as follow: » 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5, Elks Lodge, 820 J Street, Cozad; RSVP: 308-324-5501. » 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6, Dawson County Extension Office, 1002 Plum Creek Parkway, Lexington; RSVP: 308- 324-5501. » 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 11, Buffalo County Extension Office, 1400 E. 34th St., Kearney; RSVP: 308-236-1235. » 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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equipment maintenance and storage. Thorburn asked board members to suggest addi- tional companies willing to submit bids for the armory projects. He also reported on proj- ects in the Platte and Republican basins. Thorburn said he would meet this morning with Platte River Recovery Implementation Program of- ficials about potential use of groundwater wells to aug- ment river flows. He also told the board he will get more information about possibly purchas- ing credits from the Central Platte NRD to help meet Tri-Basin’s augmentation ob- ligations.

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Nebraska Extension workshop will help farmers develop mar- keting plans for 2020. “Risk and Reward: Using Crop Insurance and Marketing to Manage Farm Survival” will be presented in North Platte, West Point and Clay Center in January and February. Extension economists will dis- cuss the role of farm location and yield/price relations in mak- ing informed grain marketing and crop insurance decisions, ac- cording to a press release. Participants will learn how to use crop insurance and pre-har- vest marketing together. The workshops will encourage pro- ducers to focus on specific risks to evaluate the balance between

workshops with a strategic plan of farm survival, focused on the role and use of crop insurance and pre-harvest marketing spe- cific to their location and crop. Schedule: » North Platte, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 30, at the West Central Research & Extension Center, 402 West State Farm Road. To register, call 308-696-6734. » West Point, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 4, at the Nielsen Community Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave. To register, call 402- 372-6006. » Clay Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 5, at the Clay County Fairgrounds, 701 N Martin Ave. To register, call 402-762-3644.

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