Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Odegeo Attends Legal and Law Enforcement Session

Leadership Class Attends Legal and Law Enforcement Session

The Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County class attended a Legal and Law

Enforcement session on May 19, 2015.

            The class members started the day with Brandy VanDeWalle, UNL Extension

Educator.  Throughout the year she talked with the class  about power and

influence, sources of motivation, change, etc.  Now using these skills and knowing more

about Fillmore County, she asked “what will be your next step to emerge as a leader”.
The class members spent several hours at the Courthouse where they

toured the Fillmore County jail with Sheriff Bill Burgess, Fillmore County Sheriff

Secretary Brandie Conway, and learned about the dispatcher’s duties

            Peggy Birky, Clerk of the District Court, and Cindy Carrigan, Clerk of the County

Court, shared with the group their responsibilities and they part they play in the court


Cathy Wismer, director of the Fillmore County CASA (Court Appointed Special

Advocate), explained how this program gives the judge information about the child’s

needs when making decisions.

The group then traveled to the Heartland Boys Home.  Jerry Craig,

Director, explained the program and gave a tour of the facility. Several students

at the home visited with the class members as they enjoyed a snack furnished  by the

Heartland Boys Home dietary staff.

At noon the group went to the Geneva Public Library where they had lunch

sponsored by Cornerstone Bank.  Drew Ferguson from the Nebraska State Patrol HDQ

Narcotics Unit, gave a slide presentation about the drugs that are found in Nebraska and

the ways they are being combated. 

The final stop of the day was at Youth Rehabilitation & Treatment Center (YRTC).  Dan Scarborough, Administrator, welcomed the class.  Breaking into two groups, two of the staff took the class on the tour of the Center. After the tour Dan Scarborough, Cindy Betka, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program Director, Anita Haumont, Volunteer Coordinator, and Dr. Cindy Nash, clinical psychologist, answered questions about the programs at the Center. 
On June 16th the 2014-2015 Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County

Class will graduate from the program with a special ceremony and lunch at the VFW.

Persons interested in learning more about Odegeo…Leadership for

Fillmore County Development Corporation may call 402-759-4910 or email


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