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The October 2017 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is free on-line

Feature story: Floodwater and Stormwater can Contaminate Water wells  Access this article and more here

Cherry Creek Habitat Weather Station

Live Web cam view: Cherry Creek Habitat

Upcoming Events
4-H Household Pet Fest

Youth ages 8 and up and their families are invited to the 4-H Household Pet Fest on Saturday, September 30, 9 a.n. to noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Household pets includes hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mice, snakes, turtles, fish, reptiles, amphibians, caged birds and any animal small enough to put in your pocket. Cost is $2 per family which include 3 raffle tickets. No registration is necessary. Learn More.

4-H & FFA Results Available

Congratulations to all 4-H and FFA exhibitors who participated in the 2017 Lancaster County Super Fair. You can find results, photos and links to the archived livestreaming YouTube videos at  Learn More

To learn more about the Lancaster County 4-H program or how to start your own 4-H program, visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h

Selecting a Babysitter

Babysitting is a job many youth participate in during their teenage years. As a parent, you hope to find a safe and responsible teen to care for your child while you are away. Whether you are a seasoned parent or a new parent, you might be curious as to “What makes a good babysitter?” Learn more

Mosquitoes: A Bad Buzz

Do Bracelets, citronella candles, essential oils and clip-on fans work to repel mosquitoes? No. Neither does drinking beer, bug zappers, eating certain foods, taking vitamin B, using smart phone apps or plug-in ultrasonic devices. . Learn more

Water “Load” Affects Private Wastewater Systems

If you live on an acreage or a farm, water conservation is not only important for your water supply, but is also equally important for the successful and appropriate operation of your individual wastewater system. Increased water use in your home can strain your wastewater system. Learn more here

Basic Foods for Fridge, Freezer and Cupboard

Would you like to go to your cupboard, refrigerator or freezer and already have most—if not all—the ingredients needed to make a meal? Use these foods as a "starter list" to help you begin developing a list that works for you. Learn more

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