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Registration open for nursing class

COLUMBUS -- Registration is open for a nursing assistant class that will be held from Monday through July 27 at Central Community College-Columbus.

Students must attend a mandatory orientation session, but because the Nebraska Health Care Association curriculum is offered in an individualized format, they’ll be able to attend class during the hours most convenient to them. The lab will be open from 12:30-5:45 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The class is limited to the first 25 individuals who register. The cost is $382, which includes in-state tuition, fees and books.

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

Student prep course offered

COLUMBUS -- Orientation: Successful Student Prep will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 28 at Central Community College-Columbus.

The event will give participants an opportunity to meet with campus faculty and staff, tour the campus, practice using CCC software and technology, learn important information about the college and register for classes. Special sessions will be held for parents and significant others, who are encouraged to attend the event with their student. Students must register in advance for the orientation event. New students are encouraged to complete the pre-enrollment assessment test before attending orientation. They may make an appointment by contacting Deb Adkisson at 402-562-1206 or

For more information about the admissions process or to sign up for the session, contact the Admissions Office at 402-562-1257.

Distracted driving program scheduled

COLUMBUS -- Columbus Community Hospital will host a program, The Dangers of Distracted Driving, from noon-1 p.m. July 7 in the third-floor conference room.

A complimentary buffet lunch will precede the program at 11:45 a.m. The featured speaker will be Mark Segerstrom of the Nebraska Safety Council.

RSVP by July 3 by calling 402-562-4490 or emailing

Sea lion pup born at zoo

OMAHA (AP) — A newborn California sea lion pup is the newest addition at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

The pup, currently on display, was born Saturday, and a contest to name it will be launched next week.

Zoo keepers will choose several possible names for the new pup. The options will be listed on the zoo's Facebook page. The vote begins Monday and ends July 3.

The winning name will be announced via Facebook Live on July 4.

California sea lions are usually found along the coastlines of the Pacific Northwest. Males weigh between 700 and 1,000 pounds. Females weigh between 200 and 250 pounds.

Fewer than a quarter of accredited zoos have sea lions on display.

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