Mandatory Boating Education Classes Set for 14- to 17-Year-Olds

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Mandatory Boating Education Classes Set for 14- to 17-Year-Olds

2/5/09


LINCOLN, Nebraska - Classes are now forming for 14- to 17-year-olds who must successfully complete a boating safety course before operating a boat or personal watercraft in the state.

Here are the latest additions to the growing list of Boating Education classes scheduled across the state. For information regarding classes, contact your local Nebraska Game and Parks Commission office or check on the Boating page at OutdoorNebraska.org. Additional information will be posted as it is received, so check back often to learn about new classes forming in your area.

Newly scheduled classes include:
North Platte -- Feb. 28, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), 301 E. State Farm Rd., to register contact NGPC, (308) 535-8025, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

Omaha - March 14, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Omaha Marine, 9610 L St., to register contact Frank Reiss, (402) 660-5321, $10 registration fee.

Ogallala - March 16, 6-9 p.m., Spruce Street Station Meeting Room, 3rd and Spruce, to register contact Scott Eveland, (308) 289-0017, $10 registration fee, this is a review/test session only. Student must preregister and obtain home study materials by March 11.

North Platte -- March 28, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), 301 E. State Farm Rd., to register contact NGPC, (308) 535-8025, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

Gordon - March 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Methodist Church, 211 W 2nd St., to register contact Heath Packett, (308) 282-2553, no registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

North Platte -- April 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), 301 E. Farm Rd., to register contact NGPC, (308) 535-8025, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

Ogallala - April 6 and 7, 6-9 p.m., Spruce Street Station Meeting Room, 3rd and Spruce, to register contact Scott Eveland, (308) 289-0017, $10 registration fee.

Bennington - April 29 and 30, 6-9 p.m., Library, 15505 Warehouse St. to register contact Frank Reiss, (402) 660-5321, $10 registration fee.

North Platte -- May 2, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), 301 E. State Farm Rd., to register contact NGPC, (308) 535-8025, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

Thedford - May 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Upper Loup NRD, 39252 Neb. Highway 2, to register contact Scott Eveland, (308) 645-2250, $5 registration fee includes lunch.

Ogallala - May 23, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, 1475 Hwy. 61 North, to register contact Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, (308) 284-8800, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

North Platte -- June 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), 301 E. State Farm Rd., to register contact NGPC, (308) 535-8025, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

Ogallala - June 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, 1475 Hwy. 61 North, to register contact Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, (308) 284-8800, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

Gretna - June 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gretna City Hall, 204 N. McKenna Avenue, to register contact Frank Reiss, (402) 660-5321, $10 registration fee.

Ogallala - July 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, 1475 Hwy. 61 North, to register contact Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, (308) 284-8800, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

Ogallala - July 18, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, 1475 Hwy. 61 North, to register contact Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, (308) 284-8800, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

North Platte -- July 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), 301 E. State Farm Rd., to register contact NGPC, (308) 535-8025, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

Ogallala - Aug. 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, 1475 Hwy. 61 North, to register contact Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, (308) 284-8800, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

North Platte -- Aug. 8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), 301 E. State Farm Rd., to register contact NGPC, (308) 535-8025, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.

Bennington - Aug. 10 and 13, 6-9 p.m., Library, 15505 Warehouse St., to register contact Frank Reiss, (402) 660-5321, $10 registration fee.

Ogallala - Sept. 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, 1475 Hwy. 61 North, to register contact Lake McConaughy Visitor's Center, (308) 284-8800, $10 registration fee, bring a sack lunch.


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