Nebraska free vision tests offered to 3-year-olds
Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:45
A new program will see participating Nebraska optometrists offering free vision tests to 3-year-old children.
The program was created by the Nebraska Optometric Association in cooperation with the Nebraska Foundations for Children's Vision. It coincides with Gov. Dave Heineman's proclamation naming October "See to Learn" month.
York optometrist Nancy Dob says 20 percent of children entering kindergarten have an undetected vision problem. She says that increases to more than 30 percent by the time those children graduate from high school.
Parents can find out which optometrists are participating in their community by calling 1-800-960-EYES or visiting www.nechildrensvision.org.
Celebrate My Drive
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 13:57
Valentine High School will be participating in a national campaign to encourage safe driving along with State Farm Insurance which organized the event now in its 3rd year. From October 15th through the 24th, the Valentine High School Student Council encourages area citizens to go to http://celebratemydrive.com/ to take a short two question driving quiz and then vote for the Valentine School. First place in the contest will be a $100,000 grant to the school and a concert for the youth by The Band Perry. The school could also win a $25,000 grant for second place. Valentine will compete in the less than 750 student school category. Again, voting will take place October 15th through the 24th and you must provide a date of birth and an email. There is only one vote per email address per day. The email addresses will not be used for any marketing or other uses. Go to http://celebratemydrive.com/ for more details, or call 402 376-2810 and talk to Megan.