Meeting focuses on trail funding

COLUMBUS -- Those interested in trails for biking and walking are invited to attend the Columbus Area Recreational Trails meeting (CART) at 5:15 p.m. today at Dusters in the upstairs conference room.

The topic will be fund allocations for a new trail.

CCH hosting health fair

COLUMBUS -- The 14th annual Tune-Up for Life Community Health Fair will be held 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Columbus Wellness Center.

This event is open to the public and offers a number of free and discounted health screenings and services. Free screenings include blood pressure, body composition, bone density, colorectal cancer, flexibility, hearing, vision and strength. There will also be several free classes and admittance to the YMCA. Bryan Health will offer mobile screening services for a minimal fee for atrial fibrillation, arterial disease, abdominal aortic ultrasound and carotid artery ultrasound.

These require an appointment by calling 402-562-1533. Seasonal flu shots and pneumonia vaccines will also be available.

Register for med aide course

COLUMBUS -- Registration is open for a medication aide course at Central Community College-Columbus.

The class is offered in a lecture/lab format. Students must attend orientation from 1-2 p.m. Friday as well as 12 mandatory class sessions from 1-5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 6. The class is limited to the first 12 students who register and pay for a space. The cost is $372, which includes in-state tuition and fees, textbook and supplies.

For more information or to register, contact CCC Extended Learning Services at 402-562-1225; toll-free at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 1225 or email

Local hospital holding sale

COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Community Hospital Volunteers will host a Collective Goods Flash Sale from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Friday in the hospital’s third-floor conference center.

The sale will feature many types of books including children’s, cookbooks, early learning titles, gifts, toys and stationary. All major credit and debit cards, cash, checks and post-dated checks will be accepted. Proceeds will be used to help fund medical equipment and program advancement purchases at the hospital.

For more information, call Angie Ramaekers, director of volunteer services, at 402-562-3365 or email at

Tire recycling event planned

COLUMBUS -- A scrap tire recycling event will be held the weekend of Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in the northwest parking lot of Platte County Agricultural Park.

Hours for the collection are 5-8 p.m. Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 30 and noon-3 p.m. Oct. 1. No rims or dealer tires will be accepted.

For more information, call 402-563-9223. This event is sponsored by Keep Columbus Beautiful and funded by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.


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