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McCook woman latest Good Neigh-bear

Friday, October 5, 2012

Linda Maiden, left, of State Farm Insurance presents a Good Neigh-bear Award check to Lorie Prestes of the McCook Humane Society in honor of Darlene Cuellar, second from right, who was nominated by Barbara Klein, right. In front is a McCook Humane Society volunteer Kaelin Storrs, holding "Thor".
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McCOOK, Nebraska -- Darlene Cuellar is the latest Good Neigh-bear Award winner sponsored by State Farm agent Linda Maiden and The McCook Daily Gazette. Darlene was nominated by Barbara Klein who wrote, "She was my helper, driver, and support in my time of need after my hip surgery. I live in the country, so she has had to make several trips to my home using so much gas. She has taken me to doctor appointments, physical therapy and to the grocery store. And she does this for many others in McCook.

She makes trips to North Platte for one, and helps others by babysitting dogs and cats in her home. She has a lovely smile and brings such joy to everyone she meets."

The McCook Humane Society was chosen as the $50 charitable receiver because Darlene loves animals and helps out at the annual Humane Society rummage sale. Lorie Prestes of the McCook Humane Society wanted the public to know about Kaelin Storrs, a nine-year-old young man who came in to the Humane Society wanting to help out financially. Staff told him that having an animal spayed or neutered would make it easier to find an adoptive family for it because the potential owner wouldn't have to pay for the alteration.

Kaelin quickly decided that he wanted to spend some of the money he had earned this year doing chores and selling his 4-H calf and he chose "Thor" as the beneficiary.

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