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BC-NE--Nebraska Weekend Exchange Digest, NE

May 22, 2019

AP-Nebraska stories for May 25 and May 26. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 402-391-0031.

For use Saturday, May 25, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-EDUCATION CENTER

OMAHA, Neb. _ It’s not very often that you get to touch a dinosaur. But that’s just one of the many cool things about the newly renovated Schramm Education Center at Schramm Park State Recreation Area near Gretna. By Marjie Ducey, Omaha World-Herald. The pallid sturgeon touch tank lets kids feel the unique fish, which outdoor education specialist Amber Schiltz said is like a living dinosaur. That fish family has been around for 70 million years. School kids who recently visited loved to touch the bony plates of sturgeon when a curious one swam up to their hands. By MARJIE DUCEY, Omaha World Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 515 words.

EXCHANGE-DINNER CLUB’S DEMISE

LINCOLN, Neb. _ At the Last Supper, they served citrus pesto salmon and tomato-topped salads in boat-shaped bowls. You could see the state Capitol from the wide windows atop the US Bank building where, on a lovely evening in May, the Wooden Spoon Club celebrated 100 years of life. And its imminent demise. By Cindy Lange-Kubick, Lincoln Journal Star. The reading of the club’s last will and testament would come later, along with sheet cake and ice cream, which may or not have been eaten with actual wooden spoons by the last members of the once-thriving dinner club. SENT IN ADVANCE: 753 words.

For use Sunday, May 26, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-COURT REPORTERS

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. _ If you’re smart, responsible and persistent, the court reporter business might be waiting for you. There is a nationwide shortage of court reporters, say two women who do the job in Hall County District Court. Lisa Hagman and Lori Moss have kept a careful record of judicial activity for more than 30 years, and they’d like to see more people coming up behind them. By Jeff Bahr, The Grand Island Independent. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1134 words.

EXCHANGE-BEEKEEPING JOURNEY

HOLDREGE, Neb. _ Being a beekeeper has been a rugged road for Betty Sayers. Sayers of Holdrege embarked on her journey as an apiarist in 2003. She saw an advertisement in the Kearney Hub about a doctor from the University of Nebraska entomology department speaking in Kearney about beekeeping. At the time, Sayers owned and operated the online magazine, Nebraska Rural Living, but she decided to take on a new venture. By Ashley Bebensee, Kearney Hub. SENT IN ADVANCE: 871 words.

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