Senator Sasse Holds Listening Session in Valentine
Friday, 28 August 2015 09:10
Roughly 50 constituents attended the public listening session at the Valentine Livestock Auction on Friday morning for US Senator Ben Sasse. The number one topic brought up was the Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) issue. Senator Sasse is a co-sponsor of a bill that would repeal the COOL mandate. Many area producers believe that consumers want American beef, and COOL gives consumers a means of knowing where their food comes from. However, in response to other nations' opposition to the mandate, Senator Sasse stated that he “doesn't want to start a trade war”. Some other issues that were brought up include Obamacare, government spending, the National Parks Service, and the VA's handling of veterans' healthcare.
Otto Rosfeld Performance Saturday of Labor Day Weekend At Homestead National Monument of America
Thursday, 27 August 2015 13:04
Labor Day Weekend activities at Homestead National Monument of America will include a performance by Otto Rosfeld on Saturday September 5, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Education Center. Through song, stories and poems, Mr. Rosfeld will share “Treading Lightly or Stomping”, an overview of mankind’s impact on the earth.
Otto Rosfeld was born and raised in Rushville, NE, in what is known by literary people as Sandoz country. He has a bachelor of music degree from Chadron State College. After more than 30 years as a public school teacher, Otto took early retirement to pursue full time his love for the performing arts. An independent scholar and musician, he has been performing his programs since the early 1990s. This program is provided with support from Humanities Nebraska.
Every day of the Labor Day weekend you can participate in living history activities such as churning butter, making corn husk dolls, candle dipping and more. Other special events include a vintage car show at Homestead National Monument of America’s Heritage Center on Sunday September 6 and a good old-fashioned spelling bee at Freeman School (10 a.m.) on Monday September 7.
Homestead National Monument of America’s Heritage Center is located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free of charge.