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Ord to Celebrate National Night Out

By Katie Walmsley

Program Coordinator

Ord Area Chamber & VCED

   When communities come together, great things can happen. This positivity is exactly what National Night Out is meant to create.

   National Night Out is a community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods across the country safer, more caring places to live. Community businesses and organizations gather for a block party style event with games and activities all community members can enjoy. Ord will join 39 other Nebraska cities to celebrate this annual event.

   Many area business and organizations will be featured at this year’s event, including: Ace Hardware, Anderson Pharmacy, Bruha’z Beez, Great Western Bank, Loup Valley Childhood Initiative, Loup Valley Dental, Ord Methodist Church, Ord Police Department, Stowell, Geweke & Piskorski and The Golden Husk. Community members can come downtown to join these businesses and organizations on Oct. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the courthouse lawn to enjoy a variety of exciting activities. Live music from Zac Benson will be provided by The Golden Husk, as well as performances from the Ord High School Band. Scratchtown Brewing Company will be open throughout the event as well.

   Be on the lookout for National Night Out posters around town for more details on the event and activities to take part in. If your business or organization is interesting in being a part of this event, contact Katie Walmsley at 308-728-7875 or at katiewalmsley@ordnebraska.com. For more information on National Night Out and to see what cities across the country are participating, visit www.natw.org.

Cain Elected Nebraska DAR State Regent 

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Candace J. Cain

   The Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is pleased to announce that Candace J. Cain, of Burwell, NE, has been elected the 65th Nebraska State Regent for the society. Cain is a member of the Loup Trail Chapter in Burwell that celebrated its 45th anniversary with the National Society in 2020. She is the first Nebraska State Regent elected from this chapter as well as the first to be elected by a digital election for the organization. Cain was installed into office on June 28, 2020 during the NSDAR Digital Congress.

   Each Nebraska State Regent has the opportunity to select projects during her term that honor the mission of DAR, including honoring God, Home and Country.

   The projects for the Cain Administration include: Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Nebraska’s Big Rodeo with a Nebraska State Historical Society marker; remembering the 150th Anniversary of Fort Hartsuff Nebraska State Historical Park; preserving the Halsey National Forest DAR Penny Pines in their 80th anniversary; reaching out to fourth graders across the state to support Nebraska history education in the schools; and encouraging goal of increasing membership in the Nebraska DAR.

   The grassroots work of DAR volunteers promotes the organization’s objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. The common bond of DAR members is a lineal descent from patriots of the American Revolution – any woman, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove this lineage is eligible to join.

   The Nebraska Society of the NSDAR has 27 chapters across the state of Nebraska. If you are interested in the DAR please go to: https://www.dar.org/national-society/become-member/membership-interest-form.

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