Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NEWS ROUND-UP: Cemetery Directory Completed; DHS Is A Contender In Class D-2

Here's what is trending in the Dorchester area right now:

Cemetery Directory And Shelter Finished: The Dorchester Community Foundation has completed its latest project -- a directory and shelter for the Dorchester Cemetery.  This structure will help loved ones and friends find the burial site of those who have been laid to rest in our community's cemetery.  We have learned from Foundation members that approximately $16,000 was raised for this  project, most of which was through an engraved brick sponsorship program. The Foundation for more than a decade has raised funds for worthy projects to enhance Dorchester's quality of life.  Contributions to the Foundation are deductible for income and estate tax purposes.  You may consider giving cash, outright gifts (including bushels of grain), memorial gifts, deferred gifts, gift annuity or real estate.

Methodist Church Auction Is Sept. 25: Get ready for the Dorchester Methodist Church's annual auction.  It's set for Sunday, Sept. 25.  We've heard this year's auction will even feature a "pie-in-the-face" contest featuring Michelle Kotas, Brent Zoubek, Troy Novak and  Pastor Baptista.  Details are emerging.

Lady Longhorns Are Contenders In Journal Star's Rankings:  According the Lincoln Journal Star's new high school volleyball rankings, DHS is listed as a contender in Class D-2, essentially coming in at No. 12.  Meanwhile, Hampton (7-0), which handily dispatched Dorchester (5-2) last week, is now ranked No. 1, while nearby Exeter-Milligan (7-2) is No. 2. Giltner has dropped from the D-2 rankings since losing to DHS last Thursday. 

Nebraska Now Among Most Obese States:  We're not bragging, but a new report says Nebraska has moved from 20th to 14th place among the nation’s most obese states.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says obesity remains an epidemic nationwide and finds the treatment of consequences from obesity costs Americans $150,000,000,000 a year.  The report found the percentage of Nebraskans who are considered obese rose from 30.2% to 31.4%. 
Nebraskans have become progressively fatter over the decades. Nebraska’s adult obesity rate is up from 20.1% in 2000 and from 11.3% in 1990.

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