The Superior Express -

Nelson neighbors helping neighbors


October 29, 2020

To every farmer, harvest is the best time of year, but this year Barry Melvin was not able to see this site because of a September 8 traffic accident which put him in the hospital for several weeks. The last cutting of alfalfa was put up, calves weaned and crops harvested, thanks to several family and friends showing up to complete the tasks.

Neighbors helping neighbors is what rural community is all about. After an accident left Barry Melvin of Nelson hospitalized on Sept. 8 - right before fall harvest - friends, family and neighbors did just that. They rallied together to run equipment, prepare meals and offer personal support, finishing harvest over the last few weeks. Others pitched in to wean and work the calves from Barry's beef herd.

Barry sustained a broken neck and nerve damage when a semi ran a stop sign and his the pickup he was in. He was in Grand Island hospital for a month. Barry has been able to return home."I a...

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