|Local News Briefs|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 30 June 2011 22:29|
Breeze office closed Monday for 4th of July
The Wauneta Breeze will join with other businesses in closing Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
The office will resume regular hours Tuesday, July 5.
Due to Monday’s closing the deadline for advertisements and news for the July 7 issue advances to noon on Friday, July 1.
Enjoy a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!
Sunday BBQ supper on tap at Senior Center
A summer Sunday barbecue supper is in the works at the Wauneta Senior Center in celebration of the holiday weekend.
From 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, the Wauneta Senior Center will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips and watermelon at a cost of $6 per person.
Everyone welcome and encouraged to support this Senior Center fundraiser.
Chuck Vette garage the place to buy fireworks
If you’re planning to celebrate the Fourth with a cache of fireworks then you won’t want to pass up Chuck Vette’s Garage located at 142 South Otoe Street in west Wauneta.
The Vette family is offering a top selection once again, plus several new items.
The fireworks stand at the Vette garage will be open daily from 3 to 8 p.m. CT through July 4.
Celebrate the Fourth safely and responsibly
Fourth of July fireworks are a summer highlight for most youngsters, but they also pose a deadly threat and must be used responsibly and under supervision.
In 2010 a total of 144 fireworks injuries were reported by Nebraska hospitals.
Here are some fireworks safety tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety, American Pyrotechnics and the Insurance Information Institute that can make your celebration safer.
• Safety first. Never throw or point fireworks at others.
• Obey the law. Don’t use fireworks that are illegal in this state.
• Keep fireworks away from children. Sparklers burn at up to 2,000 degrees, making them extremely dangerous for children.
• Always read and follow the directions for fireworks carefully.
• Take it slow. Light only one at a time.
• Don’t use malfunctioning items. Never attempt to relight a “dud.”
• Have a fire extinguisher, hose, or bucket of water handy for emergencies. Drop used fireworks into a bucket of water.
• Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a “designated shooter.”
Holiness Camp marking 100th year July 21-31
This will be the 100th year of interdenominational worship at the Imperial Valley Holiness Camp east of Imperial. This year’s 10-day church camp is set for July 21-31.
For more information call 394-5776 or 882-5638.