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Thursday, 21 April 2011 21:25

Home repair assistance still available in Wauneta

The Village of Wauneta partnered with Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation to offer the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation program to Wauneta residents. This program allows income-eligible home owners a financial resource to complete health and safety renovations to their homes. Eligible renovations include items such as windows, doors, siding, roofing, heating systems and insulation.

Household income levels determine if the amount of assistance is a “forgivable loan” with no monthly repayment as long as the property is maintained as their primary residence, or if the loan will be paid back over the next 10 years at 0 percent interest.

The Village of Wauneta has set a goal to assist 10 households with these funds. Eight homeowners have taken advantage of this wonderful program to date. Funding remains available for two more families to receive up to $24,000 in housing assistance.

The Village will continue to accept applications until the funding is exhausted. For more information or an application, contact the SWNCBC office at 308-352-4338.


SWNCBC to honor past and new administrators

Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation will host an open house to honor Ann Burge who has accepted a new job in Omaha and to welcome the organization’s new administrator. The open house will be held Friday, April 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. MT at the SWNCBC offices in Grant at 115 W. 3rd Street.


Kindergarten Round-up rescheduled for Friday, May 6

Parents of children who are preparing to enter kindergarten are encouraged to come to the Wauneta Attendance Center tomorrow (Friday) for Kindergarten Round-up.

The event was postponed from last Friday due to the spring blizzard.

Those attending will get a chance to meet kindergarten teacher Keri Sutherland, in addition to gathering information.

Kindergarten Round-up runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT/1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT. Call WP school officials at 308-394-5427 with questions.


Community Easter egg hunt coming up Saturday

Wauneta’s community Easter celebration will be held Easter weekend, with the Wauneta Chamber-sponsored egg hunt slated for Saturday, April 23. This year MOPS — Mothers of Preschoolers — will conduct the egg hunt, with Chamber members providing the prize-stuffed eggs.

The event will be held at Heritage of Wauneta beginning at 1:30 p.m. MT.

Wauneta Chamber members are reminded to have their plastic eggs with goodies tucked inside delivered to Walgren’s no later than noon on Saturday.


Thursday night pancake feed at Senior Center

The Wauneta Senior Center will host a pancake supper tonight (Thursday) from 5 to 7 p.m. MT. Pancakes, sausage and eggs are on the menu, with a freewill offering accepted to help defray operating costs at the Senior Center.


SWPPD pays $70,885 in ‘in-lieu of taxes’ for 2010

Earlier this month the communities of Hamlet, Palisade, Culbertson, Hayes Center and Haigler received “in-lieu of tax” payments from Southwest Public Power District totaling $70,885. The customers in these communities are served directly by SWPPD.

Payments amount to 5 percent of the 2010 electric sales within the incorporated villages. Tax payments were $2,198 on Hamlet sales; $15,930 on Palisade sales; $34,969 on Culbertson sales; $10,551 on Hayes Center sales; and $7,237 on Haigler sales.

Tax payments are divided between villages, counties and school districts based on the ratio established by their individual tax levies each year. In 2011, 24.1 percent of the money went to the villages, 22.6 percent to the counties and 53.3 percent to the school districts.