Rain Or Shine; Services Held At Loup Valley Veterans Memorial
Rain did not stop the Memorial Day salute by the North Loup American Legion members last Mon., May 25 at the Loup Valley Veterans Memorial in North Loup. Members participating included (l to r): Gary Cadek, Rick Myers, Lonnie Jensen, Luke Zangger, Alan Goodrich and Chuck Zangger. The services also consisted of a salute by John DeRiso (at right) playing “Taps”.
Ord Cemetery Clean Up All flowers need to be picked up from the Ord Cemetery by Fri., June 5.
Cancellations and Postponements
Annual Father’s Day Rod Run Canceled The Valley Rods Unlimited Car Club would like to announce the cancellation of this year’s annual Father’s Day Rod Run, planned for June 19-21, due to the COVID-19 social distancing requirements. The group will hopefully plan for Father’s Day weekend next year, 2021.
Ord Farmers Market and More To Practice State Guidelines Amid COVID-19 Virus
The Ord Farmers Market will open June 5 at 5 p.m. on 16th Street and will follow the Directed Health Measures issued by the state.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture recommends farmers market vendors and operator stands be at least 10 feet apart and that only operators and their staff handle products (while wearing gloves).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends customers wear cloth masks, keep six feet of distance and shop with their eyes — waiting to touch products only after purchasing. Produce should be washed with water only. Do not use reusable bags.
The Ord Farmers Market will be providing a hand sanitizer station for shopper's convenience.
Comstock Community Cancelations After considerable thought and discussion during this ongoing concern of COVID-19, the Comstock Community Club has made the difficult decision not to sponsor the 4th of July activities at Comstock for 2020 which also includes the alumni reunion. This difficult decision was made out of concern for the health and well-being of those who were making arrangements to attend these much anticipated events. We will continue to make plans for these activities to be held the week-end of July 4, 2021. Be safe and plan to see you in Comstock July 2021.
Comstock Community Club, Bob Drake-president
2020 Arcadia Alumni Reunion Canceled Plans for the 2020 Arcadia Alumni have changed due to the COVID- 19 pandemic and recovery.
The Arcadia Alumni Association has agreed that holding their five-year, all-class reunion which was scheduled for July 3-4 would not be advisable. Even though progress is being made in controlling the epidemic in Nebraska, there are many unknowns ahead of us.
Safeguarding the health and well-being of their alumni is the Association’s primary concern. Other issues such as the economic downturn, rescheduling of dates for all the events which have been postponed and the availability of the school facilities were considered.
Association President Michelle Dredge announced that the next Alumni Reunion will be held next year on July 2-3, 2021. Honored classes will be 1965-1971. More information and updates will be available on the Arcadia Public School Alumni Facebook page.
Ord High School Cancels 2020 Alumni Gathering Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the risks involved in gathering, both in the preparation for and the banquet itself, the Alumni Banquet of 2020 has been canceled. It is the committee’s wish to have the Alumni Banquet of 2020 in conjunction with the classes of the Alumni of 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this presents and hope to convene in the fall of 2020, in preparation of the Alumni Banquet of 2021. - Luke Zangger, 2020 Alumni Chairman
Summer Food Program Canceled Due to the current COVID-19 virus pandemic, the summer food program is being suspended until next year. After discussions with the committee, volunteers and the Department of Education, it was decided the model of delivering meals to the kids was inappropriate under current conditions. There are a significant number of at-risk volunteers and what may be a number of asymptomatic kids involved in the program.
Chuck Squier, Ord Lunch Bunch
St. Mary’s School Kindergarten Round-Up is postponed until a later date. Please call 308-728-5389 and leave a message to register your child.