|Local News Briefs|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 10 February 2011 20:15|
School board meeting moved up to Feb. 9
If you were planning to attend next week’s Wauneta-Palisade School Board meeting you can scratch that off your “to-do list.”
Due to the girls subdistrict basketball tournament slated for next Monday at the same time the school board was to meet, the board instead moved their meeting up to this week on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. MT/6 p.m. CT at the Wauneta Attendance Center.
Wauneta Farm Equipment Auction coming up Feb. 21
The Fanning Auction Service crew is gearing up for their big farm equipment auction at their sale lot 1 mile east of Wauneta. The sale is slated for Monday, Feb. 21, with an amazing array of equipment already on site — and more arriving daily.
For more information check out the Fanning Auction Service ad on page 11.
Bids being sought for Alumni Banquet meal
Plans are being made for this year’s annual Wauneta-Palisade Alumni Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday, May 28.
The banquet committee is presently seeking bids to cater the banquet meal, with March 1 set as the deadline to have bids submitted.
For more information contatct Shanna Bardsley Schulte at 308-293-0736. She can also be reached by mail at: 23 Sawgrass Drive, Pleasanton, NE 68866.
URNRD planning info meetings next week
Those wanting to learn more about the Upper Republican NRD’s recent acquisition of 3,300 acres of irrigated land in Dundy County can do so by attending one of the URNRD’s question and answer meetings coming up next week.
URNRD officials will host three meetings on Thursday, Feb. 17. The first will be held in Grant at Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation beginning at 8:30 a.m. MT, followed by a meeting in Benkelman at the Benkelman Community Center beginning at 1 p.m. MT.
The final meeting of the day will be held in Imperial at the URNRD office beginning at 4:30 p.m. CT.
For more information or addresses of those meeting sites check out the URNRD ad on page 9.
NG&P offers incentives for pheasant habitat
Landowners in parts of southwest Nebraska undecided about what to plant this spring may want to consider milo. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has incentives for planting milo designed to enhance pheasant hunting in the area.
The milo incentive is offered in portions of northwest Hitchcock, southeast Hayes and northwest Red Willow counties — known as the Southwest Focus on Pheasants area. Following harvest, landowners may receive payments of $15 per acre for milo stubble that is at least 15 inches high and left in place as pheasant habitat until April 1, 2012.
Two other incentives also are available. Landowners who plant wheat may receive $15 per acre for tall wheat stubble and pheasant friendly managed wheat stubble acres. They also may be paid $15 per acre for deferred grazing on rangeland by leaving grass for wildlife habitat for one year.
Landowners who take advantage of these incentives — designed to increase and improve pheasant habitat, increase grassland bird populations and provide additional public hunting access on private land — also may receive additional payments for allowing public walk-in hunting access on those acres. Each landowner may enroll up to 320 acres of milo or wheat during the 2011-2012 season. Landowners interested in enrolling land for any of the incentives should contact T.J. Walker or Justin Haahr at (308) 535-8025 or Andy Houser at (308) 345-4163, ext. 3.