Joey was raised in NE Chase County and Myra was raised in central Dundy County in SW Nebraska.  Joey attended Chase County High School in Imperial and Myra attended Dundy County High school in Benkelman.


Additional education was acquired by Joey attending the University of Nebraska obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Agribusiness during the Fall of 1973 to the Spring of 1977.  Myra attended McCook Beauty Academy School in McCook, NE during 1971 & 1972


They had lived in the Hayes Center area from 1977 to 2006 and then in the Wauneta area from 2006 to present.



AmFirst Bank, N.A., 510 Tate Street, Hayes Center, NE. (formerly First National Bank)

May 1977 to January 2003 – Vice President and Loan Officer


Western States Bank, 202 N Tecumseh, Wauneta, NE. (formerly Valley Bank & Trust Co)                  March 2003 to present – Vice President and Ag Loan Officer



Self-employed as Beautician from 1972 to 2003

Director and part time cook for the Wauneta Senior Center – February 2007 to present




Past  –              Hayes Center Cemetery Association, Senior Center Board, Community     Foundation, Commercial Club, Housing Authority

Hayes County Zoning Board and Hayes County Agricultural Society


Present –         Wauneta Commercial Club

Wauneta Senior Center Board

Wauneta Economic Development Board



Past –               Hayes Center Library, 4-H Leader, Sunday School teacher.


Joey and Myra are also involved in agriculture through ownership of pastureland and a cow herd located in Hayes County, NE.