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IN A PINCH:Medicaid reimbursement rates, nursing shortage causing struggles at Sutton Community Home, countless care facilities nationally

BY TORY DUNCAN

Nationally the nursing home business is struggling with two major impacts to a care facility’s bottom line—Medicaid reimbursement rates and a shortage of nursing candidates, both of which have an uncontrollable impact on the industry.

In Sutton, those two key factors, as it was announced during the Sutton Community Home’s annual meeting Monday, Sept. 10, have hit the local nursing facility hard.

 

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Police, schools attend training for ‘See Something, Say Something’ app

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

By May, there was a recorded 23 school shootings in the United States, according to CNN.

Hall County Sheriff Jerry Watson shared, during a training on the new app “See Something, Send Something” Sept. 11, that in certain school shootings some people knew something wasn’t right, but didn’t speak up about their suspicions.

 

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Edgar Council covers pool, bids, ordinances at meeting

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

Discussion on the pool, nuisance properties, and laundromat bids fueled the Sept. 11 Edgar Council meeting.

Edgar’s current pool has some issues with it, resulting in talk of either replacing the broken items or building a new pool entirely.

Nothing is a guarantee at this point, as the pool committee and council are just starting discussion on the topic.

 

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Cards, Red Raiders compete at FC

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

The Harvard Cardinals and the South Central Unified Red Raiders competed at the large Fillmore Central Invite, Thursday, Sept. 13. The Red Raiders also competed at the Adams Central meet Tuesday, Sept. 11.

 

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Fillies fourth at Fillmore Central

BY JORDYN HULINSKY

The Fillies went 1-2 at the Fillmore Central Invite Saturday. Sutton first defeating Wilber-Clatonia in two sets, 26-24 and 25-22, before falling to Hastings St. Cecilia in two, 25-5 and 25-15, which landed the Fillies in the third/fourth-place match.

There the Fillies fell to Milford, 25-20 and 25-12, to finish fourth in the tournament.

In three games, the Fillies earned eight ace serves, 41 kills, 15 blocks, 35 assists and 51 digs.

 

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Involve yourself; speak up, stand up

By Ashley D. Swanson

Afew weeks ago I wrote about nurses being angels in disguise.

Last year, I wrote about the importance of keeping a nursing home in your town. In 2009, I took a test and officially earned a badge that stated I was a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Prior to 2009, I learned to have a love for caring for others and understood the importance of having facilities for those who can no longer care for themselves, compliments of my mom, the CNA and med aide.

 

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The roughest part of being a fan

By Tory Duncan

I think that this past week in the rollercoaster ride of being a Husker football fan over the course of the past several years might be that so called rollercoaster ride that is Nebraska football, as it is right now.

We all know and feel that Big Red football will be back where it belongs, in a yearly battle to be national champions again, that is the hope and desire, but over the past two games, we’ve learned some lessons as fans.

Week one, with the deluge of rain that cancelled the Akron game left us waiting and ready to see the new era of Nebraska football, then week two, UGH! It taught us to be patient.

 

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Remembering to stay safe this harvest season

By Brandy VanDeWalle

HARVEST SAFETY

It is hard to believe that harvest is starting and just as a reminder that with harvest comes more traffic on the county roads and other stresses for farmers. It never fails, that equipment can break, there can be delays at the elevator and those extra-long hours can all add extra stress to farmers. That being said, it is important to carefully slow down and realize the many hazards you are being exposed to during harvest.

An Iowa State Extension publication, Harvest Safety Yields Big Dividends, points out that injuries can occur by taking shortcuts to perform routine tasks, not getting enough sleep or regular breaks, or failing to follow safety practices. Some injuries occur when operators are pulled into the intake area of harvesting machines, such as balers, combines, or corn pickers, and many injuries occur from slips or falls around these machines.

 

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Old Trusty features crafts from past

Sorghum syrup-making a community activity

BY ASHLEY D. SWANSON

At first glance, the sorghum plant doesn’t look as if it’s filled with sweetness. However, push the plant stalks through a sweetener machine and boil it until it becomes an amber-colored syrup, and the plant’s sweetness comes to life.

For the past several years, Larry Pirnie of Broken Bow has brought his old-fashioned sweetener machine to Old Trusty, and with the help of several volunteers, turns sorghum plants into syrup.

 

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