Farm & Ranch Heartland Express | November 10, 2016 - page 3

November 10, 2016
Page 3
Farm and Ranch
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P.O. Box 415 • 13 E. 22nd Street • Kearney, NE 68847
Copyright © 2016
The Pelham Ridge
© 2007 Donald A. Gardner, Inc.
# W-551-D
The Pelham Ridge
A covered front porch, dormers and gables, and a stone and siding
exterior lend warmth and charm to this comfortable home. Ideal for
sloping lots, this plan offers a basement which adds a third bedroom
with bath, plenty of storage, and a two car garage. The heart of this
home is a spacious great room that features a dramatic cathedral ceiling
and a fireplace flanked by built-ins. The full length back porch is
accessed by the great room, breakfast area, and master suite. Note that
each bedroom has its own generous bath and walk-in closet.
Detailed Specifications
General Information
1,932 Total Sq. Ft
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
2 Stories
Finished Square Footage
1st Floor:
1528 Sq. Ft.
404 Sq. Ft.
Additional Specs
House Dimensions:
45’ 8” x 51’ 1”
Great Room:
15’ 4” x 20’ 0”
Master Bedroom:
13’ 4” x 13’ 4”
Hillside Walkout
Unfinished Square Footage
Other Storage:
841 Sq. Ft.
500 Sq. Ft.
Room Information
10’ 0” x 9’ 4” x 8’ 0”
Dining Room:
13’ 4” x 10’ 4” x 8’ 0”
Great Room (Cathedral):
15’ 4” x 20’ 0” x 16’ 0”
13’ 4” x 7’ 4” x 8’ 0”
Breakfast Room:
8’ 0” x 10’ 0” x 8’ 0”
Utility Room:
2’ 10” x 6’ 0” x 8’ 0”
Master Bedroom:
13’ 4” x 13’ 4” x 8’ 0”
Bedroom #2:
13’ 4” x 13’ 4” x 8’ 0”
Bedroom #3:
12’ 8” x 12’ 8” x 8’ 10”
Porch - Front:
24’ 0” x 6’ 0” x 0’ 0”
Porch - Rear:
43’ 4” x 8’ 0” x 0’ 0”
Storage (Other):
12’ 8” x 5’ 0” x 0’ 0”
Storage (Bonus):
15’ 4” x 5’ 0” x 0’ 0”
28’ 4” x 19’ 4” x 0’ 0”
Other #2:
14’ 0” x 3’ 8” x 0’ 0”
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Nebraska Farm & Ranch - Lighter Side/Country Living
I T ’ S T H E P I T T S •
• b y L e e P i t t s
Paired Up
If you’ve been to a USTRC roping lately you’ve probably
noticed many of the contestants wearing brand names on
their sleeves and logos over their heart. Athletes these days
are walking billboards. I wonder, do the ropers get paid for
wearing such shirts or do the shirts just show up in their
mailbox? How and who gets chosen to represent these
companies and why do some shirts have a lot more logos
than others?
It’s not just athletes, I noticed that a famous cowboy
poet wearing a nice shirt with the name of a cattle chute
embroidered on it. And who amongst us hasn’t worn a ball
cap with the name of a cattle wormer on it?
Is anything safe from advertising these days? If you want
to watch a news clip on the Internet you must first watch an
ad that is longer then the news clip. The National Basketball
Association has announced that they are going to start
selling ad space on the player’s jerseys, this after the arenas
they play in sold their naming rights, including the Smoothie
King Center in Louisiana and the Vivant Smart Home Arena
in Salt Lake. Catchy, huh?
I bought a book the other day with the name Tom Clancy
on the cover thinking he wrote it. Silly me, after I got home
I realized that someone else wrote the book and Tom Clancy
didn’t write a word. (Kinda hard anyway because he’s been
dead for three years.) Publishers have created these big
names and don’t want their investments ruined just because
the author croaked. I was once told that I should create a
brand and then have others write my column for me. Really?
Has my writing gotten that bad?
If you ever see me with a company logo on my shirt it’s
because I was groggy when I woke up, put my shirt on
inside out and you’re reading the little tag that says, “J.C.
Penney, Medium.”
The closest I ever came to having a corporate tie-in was
when the writers of a rotten TV show called Supermanny
phoned and wanted to use a column I wrote on the show. I
didn’t get paid for it and it sold exactly zero of my books
so I’m not exactly sold on the concept. I suppose I could
sell my soul to become the “official voice of the Barzona
Breeders”, or maybe I could sell some space in the middle
of my column to the makers of a stool softener or manure
spreaders. I’d imagine one of the problems is that to
become a spokesman or representative for a multinational
conglomerate you’d have to look presentable and wouldn’t
embarrass yourself in public.
I could never promise that.
I always thought it was risky for a company to use “just
folks” like me as walking billboards. What happens when
a roper goes into a bad slump wearing the logo of a rope
on his or her chest, wouldn’t that convey a negative image
that maybe the rope wasn’t all that reliable? Do the rope
companies ever ask the ropers not to wear their shirts any
more? Does Wrangler stop sending free shirts to a wearer
if their drunken mug shot with “Wrangler” written around
their collar ends up on the front page of the local newspaper?
Companies are taking a big risk handing out shirts with
their logo on them. Before there was a Bob Tallman there
was Lex Connelly. I grew up listening to his wonderful
voice at rodeos and on television. He was “The Man” when
it came to rodeo announcing. One time Casey Tibbs, a great
practical joker, gave Lex some beautiful shirts with the
initials “L.C.” and a small logo embroidered on the left
front pocket. Lex loved the shirts so Casey kept sending
them. Until, that is, when Lex wore one to announce a
rodeo on ABC’s Wide World of Sports which had a huge
worldwide audience, especially in Japan. You can imagine
Lex’s embarrassment when he was told after the show that
the little logo on the shirt Casey sent him told the Japanese
to to do something to themselves in words that would have
caused me to get my mouth washed out with Lava when I
was a child. And Lava was reserved for the REALLY bad
words. And now a word from my sponsor.
Originally published October, 2016
The hand-held GrainGoat combine collects, cleans and
calculates the moisture of small grains within minutes. The
invention of Martin Bremmer was worth $15,000 in startup
funds in the Nebraska portion of the 2017 American Farm
Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.
LINCOLN – Nebraska Farm Bureau congratulates Ryan
and Austin Stauffer of Seward County and Martin Bremmer
of Perkins County for being selected as finalists for the 2017
American Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.
“There were a total of 10 teams selected for the 2017 Farm
Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, four finalists
and six semi-finalist,” Audrey Smith, director of youth,
collegiate and young leader programs said. “This is a great
way to provide opportunities for individuals to showcase
business innovations being developed in rural regions of
the U.S. It is the first national business competition focused
exclusively on rural entrepreneurs developing food and
agriculture businesses,” she said.
Ryan and Austin Stauffer’s business is called Levrack,
a storage system that came out of a need for storage on
their farm in Seward. The versatile storage system is sturdy
enough for the farm and sleek enough for home use.
Martin Bremmer’s business is called Windcall
Manufacturing, Inc., which manufactures the GrainGoat,
the smallest most efficient grain combine on the market. The
GrainGoat is a hand-held harvester that collects, cleans, and
calculates the moisture of small grains all within minutes.
According to Smith, entrepreneurs sent in 365 applications
from across the nation. This is quite an accomplishment for
the Nebraska teams and she is excited to see Nebraska
entrepreneurs showcase their talents. Team Stauffer and
Bremmer have been awarded $15,000 in startup funds.
In January, both Nebraska team members will also attend
and compete during the American Farm Bureau Federation
(AFBF) Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., for a chance
to win an additional $15,000 in prize money, courtesy of
sponsor Farm Bureau Bank. After the live-streamed event,
members of the public will be invited to vote online for the
People’s Choice Award, which gives an additional $10,000
in start-up funds.
GrainGoat a finalist inNebraskaFarm
Bureau 2017 Rural Entrepreneurship
GrainGoat utilized in wheat field
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