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Altrusa met April 3 at Bella’s with 15 members present.

Hostesses were Carolyn Windeshausen and Darlene Kroeger. Grace was given.

President Sue Maly called the meeting to order. Rhoda Holstine read the minutes from the March 5 meeting. They were approved. Deanna Schlenz read the treasurer’s report. It was approved.

Colleen Dilley took a birthday cake on March 28 to the Jefferson House to one of the young residents.

Habitat for Humanity will dedicate three homes this year. Altrusa members have the books collected and the bookcases ready.

Schlenz and Karen Rathje will report on the update of the bookmarks and review of member dues at the May meeting.

Bev Meritt will host the garage sale this fall.

Mary Caffey, Maly and Marion Brown reported on the achievement dinner on April 11 at Fremont Golf Club.

This year the club will have one $1,000 scholarship and a $500 scholarship to present.

Marilyn Clark and Gloria Wegman presented the long-range strategic plan for the club. It was read and adjustments were suggested to the plan. It will be updated and presented at the May meeting.

The District Seven Conference will be held April 27-28 in Omaha. Nine members will be attending: Jolene Schauer, District Seven governor; Schlenz, district secretary; Brown and Rathje, delegates; Maly and Holstine, alternates; Windeshausen, Lou Stover and Kroeger, members.

A drawing was held for door prizes. Each member told about a favorite Easter memory.

The next meeting will be May 1 at Bella’s.

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PRIME Program

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association has announced the next class of the PRIME Program.

Over the course of this year, eight participants will come together for three seminars to learn and discuss new ideas to bring back to their own farms.

The PRIME Program was founded in 2017 as a way for those newer or younger farmers who are not as interested in policy to be involved in the association.

Class II participants include Derek Dam of Hooper.

The PRIME Program is made possible with funding from presenting partners, Northwestern Mutual and Farm Credit Services, along with the Nebraska Corn Board. For more information about the PRIME Program, visit


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