Four New Nebraska Laws
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 07:47
Four new Nebraska laws go into effect today.
One law will require Nebraska school districts to publish superintendent employment contracts. Another will increase the state fees for certified copies of marriage certificates and for searches of death certificates.
A third law will officially create a state commission to prepare for Nebraska's 150th anniversary as a state in 2017. The Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission will consist of 17 members appointed by the governor. Jeff Searcy, chairman of the Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial Committee, says the new state commission will work to ensure statewide participation in the celebration.
The fourth establishes a program in the Department of Health and Human Services to help pay for treatment of certain allergies, a blood cell disorder and other ailments.
Let Freedom Ring Bell Ringing
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 07:33
On Friday July 4th, members of the American Legion family will sponsor the national Let Freedom Ring ceremony by ringing bells in honor of The Signers of the Declaration of Independence.
The ceremony will be held at the football field adjacent to the Badger Bell. The first thirteen people to assemble will represent the original thirteen colonies and have the honor of ringing the Badger Bell to celebrate 238 years of independence.
As appropriate to celebrate July 4, middle and high school students will read the Declaration of Independence aloud. Leo Brinda Post 90 is hoping to see members of the Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts and even members of the American Legion Baseball team to help out. Little Miss Poppy Josie Kelly will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Volunteers are needed to help read the Declaration, and must be middle school age or older.
Time frame for the program: participants/readers assemble 12:30; the actual program will commence at 12:45 pm and usually lasts till 1:30 pm.
As they have done since 1999, the American Legion Family will also ring the bell in support of each young adult from the Valentine area who is currently serving in the armed forces, the bell will be rung as their name is recited. Everyone is welcome, and everyone can play a part too.