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Habitat accepting house applications

COLUMBUS -- Habitat for Humanity of Columbus is beginning the annual application process for its next home to be constructed beginning next spring.

Applicants for this home ownership program must attend one of two orientation sessions scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday at Pinnacle Bank East, 210 E. 23rd St. Families must meet income guidelines, work alongside volunteers as the home is constructed, and have a need for improving their housing situation. If approved as a partner, a family will hold a mortgage for the home with Habitat at zero percent with affordable monthly payments.

For more information, call 402-554-4663 or email

Central offering student tours

COLUMBUS -- Prospective students who want to see Central Community College are invited to attend Campus Visit Day from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 at its locations in Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney.

Attendees will have a chance to tour the campus, meet faculty and learn about financial aid and scholarships.

For more information or to register for Campus Visit Day in Columbus, contact Erica Leffler at 402-562-1257; toll-free at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 1257; or email To register online, visit Individual and group tours also are available by appointment Monday through Friday.

Sertoma seeking award nominees

SCHUYLER -- Schuyler Sertoma Club is requesting nominations for the Service to Mankind Award, which recognizes people for their community service and volunteer work.

To submit a nomination, send a letter describing the person and their service to Schuyler Sertoma Club, P.O. Box 254, Schuyler, NE 68661 or email before Oct. 31.

A recognition luncheon will be held at noon Nov. 14 at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall. The cost is $12 per person. Call Diane Arps at 402-352-3045 (evening) or at Agri-City Insurance during the day at 402-352-2483 before Nov. 8 to make a reservation.

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