The outreach of the Clothing Closet Mission located at the First Christian Church in Burwell continues to expand its outreach to shoppers and counties in Nebraska. Over 170 volunteers worked many hours to organize the clothing, shoes, bedding, and other items available to shoppers to make their shopping easy and enjoyable.
You do not have to be in need to visit the Clothing Closet. The Clothing Closet holds a treasure chest of clothing that ranges from brand new to vintage and in all sizes from infant to XXXL. Shopping the Clothing Closet is Continue reading →
December was a fun and productive workshop month for Keep Loup Basin Beautiful (KLBB). Amy Hughes, Project Coordinator loves searching for, finding, experimenting with, and offering fun and useful reuse and repurpose workshops of common use items that tend to be discarded into a landfill when no longer viable. She encourages everyone to think outside the box and look for ways to create something new out those “old” items.
During the month of December, Hughes offered two workshops focusing on the upcoming Holiday. The first workshop Continue reading →
Several area businesses utilize the recycle facilities in Burwell. One such business is Thoene Farm Service Inc., a business that has been providing agricultural equipment and services since 1983. Staff at Thoene’s provide customers within 150 miles with hay equipment, irrigation power units, feed wagons and tractors along with replacement parts and services. Major equipment lines that Thoene’s carry are McCormick and Vermeer and Cummins and Isuzu Power Units but they do carry parts from many other brands! Thoene Farm Service staff are happy to help any farm/ranch customer find and/or repair any piece of equipment they have. They pride themselves on excellent customer service and work very hard on making sure the customer has everything that they need to have their operation function easily!!
Many of the supplies that are delivered to Thoene Farm Service arrive in cardboard boxes surrounded in packing paper. When cardboard recycling started being offered, via semi-trailer, at the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway Interpretive Center during Nebraska’s Big Rodeo in 2014, Thoene’s decided this would be a perfect avenue to dispose of the clean cardboard and packing paper properly. Since July of 2014, the staff at Thoene Farm Service has taken collected cardboard to the recycle trailer roughly twice a month. Sometimes the length of time varies due to parts delivery orders. Sue Thoene, was and is integral in the recycling strategies at Thoene Farm Service as she is very passionate about the environment and reducing unnecessary items from entering the landfills. As a result of adding recycling cardboard to their protocol at Thoene Farm Service it has drastically reduced the amount of products that are placed in their dumpster. The dumpster is now no longer overflowing on garbage collection day, which is once a week, and rather has room to spare.