Rick and Jan Leth recognized a problem and sought a solution. They wanted a playground within walking distance for the children and the visiting grandchildren of the residents that live in the housing developments north of the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks. They just did not believe it was safe for families to walk to the two current village parks considering they would cross to high trafficked highways and a set of railroad tracks. There are approximately 36 young children living in the housing developments located north of the railroad tracks. The number of children living in the developments north of the tracks will continue to climb as the area becomes more developed.
Rick and Jan met with Mayor Bill Heger and Centura Hills resident Jeremy Jelinek to seek a solution to the problem, a committee was formed. The committee requested estimates from several playground equipment distributors, secured a location for the playground in Centura Hills, and created a volunteer base to assemble the playground equipment.
The committee is asking for community support to fund this project. If you would like to contribute to the playground project, you can leave your donation at the Cairo Village office or in any of the collection buckets located at Pathway Bank; Pump n Pantry or the Watering Hole. You can contact Rick Leth at 379-9353 or Jeremy Jelinek at 380-8003 with any questions about the project.
The Centura FBLA-PBL chapter for the consolidated school district located in the Village of Cairo, Dannebrog, and Boelus celebrated the FBLA-PBL Week, February 10-14, 2014 with the following activities. Monday: Go Green Day. Members wore green clothing to represent the state and local project Go Green. Students and staff were encouraged to recycle, reuse and reduce. A bulletin board was created by 7th graders filled with ways to be earth friendly. Tuesday: Dress for Success Day. Members dressed professionally as a future business leader. Wednesday: FBLA T-shirt Day and Staff Appreciation Breakfast. Members sported their burgundy and white t-shirts with the year theme of “Step up to the Plate” printed on the front. Ten members made pancakes, eggs, and sausage for the Centura Staff to show appreciation for their continued support. Friday: Feed Nebraska Cake Raffle. The 22 members attending the State FBLA Conference to be held in April brought baked goods to be raffled off at Friday night’s basketball games. A donation of $225 will be given to the local food bank. Feed Nebraska is a state and local project to help the hungry.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a non-profit student business organization with nearly a quarter million members and advisors in 6,000 chartered high schools and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
All to Benefit New Hope Christian School
Saturday, February 22nd
When: 5:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Cairo Community Center
Free Will Donation
Silent auction & Live Auction. Some Auction items are a gun, iPad mini, tools, Husker tickets, trampoline, meat smoker, weekend getaways, and lots lots more!