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Archive - Nov 2011

November 30th

Library goes high tech

November 30, 2011

Technology has caught up with the Broken Bow Public Library in a big way, giving users even more opportunity to stay up-to-date on their favorite reading material.
“The library is a Nebraska OverDrive Library, and that means our users have instant access to FREE portable books, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” explains Megan Svoboda. “This is a free service where our users can browse and borrow thousands of copies of digital audiobooks and e-Books, right from their home.”

Books and balls bound for Belize

November 30, 2011

Just after the holidays in January, Broken Bow High graduates Mark Shaw with his wife Katrina (Holland) Shaw will travel to Belize where they will live for two months in the western town of Corozal. Students at Hasting College, Mark and Katrina are venturing to this small Caribbean nation, along with 14 other Hastings students, to gain experience for their elementary education degrees.
When Mark asked about finding a teaching internship, the couple was encouraged by one of their professors to go to Belize.

November 29th

William R. Zutavern, 70

November 29, 2011

William Russell Zutavern, age 70 of Dunning, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.

Bow kicks off Christmas season

November 29, 2011

The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Holiday Festival of Lights parade Monday evening through downtown Broken Bow. The nice weather brought out a large crowd for the parade which this year featured 19 entries, one of the best parades to date. Following the parade, Santa was at the Municipal Building visiting with the children, and the crowd was entertained by performances from JolRan Dance & Gymnastics Academy, Broken Bow Just for Kix, and the Custer County Community Chorus.
For more pictures from the evening's events, see this week's Custer County Chief!

November 27th

Children's Christmas Fund helps those in need

November 27, 2011

The giving season has arrived. So as you dust off your ornaments, unpack the snowmen and scurry through your day, take a moment to remember the little ones.

Last year, working in partnership with the Broken Bow Does, the Custer County Chief and the Children’s Christmas fund Board of directors, and through the generosity of people just like you, the Children’s Christmas Fund helped make the holiday season a little brighter for 519 children and their families.

November 25th

Governor signs pipeline bills into law

November 25, 2011

LINCOLN—It took less than 45 minutes for the 15th day of the Unicameral’s special legislative session to pass four bills and then Gov. Dave Heineman to sign them into law.

Following unopposed votes on the floor, members of the Natural Resources Committee—in a highly unusual move—hand delivered the bills to the governor who quickly signed them during a five-minute ceremony in his second-floor office.

“Our work is done,” Heineman said before signing the bills while flanked by the eight- member committee.

November 24th

Revisions coming to the Child Labor Act; Changes could impact farm operations

November 24, 2011

For the first time in 40 years, the Department of Labor is proposing changes to the Child Labor Act.

The proposed regulations have the potential to significantly transform family farm operations. The changes are pointedly aimed at agriculture and would severely limit opportunities for young people on the farm or ranch, and in some cases eliminate them, until they are at least 16, or in some instances 18 years of age.

Kindergartners offer 'sage' advice

November 24, 2011

Calling all cooks!
For help in holiday planning, and a cooking tip or two, don't miss this week’s Custer County Chief. The Kindergarten class from North Park Elementary School offered their ‘sage' advice on how to cook a turkey, remembering first to remove the feathers and then to cook a long, long, long time … maybe 10 minutes. One youngster was quite specific … 76 minutes, exactly. And then it smells good, he added. The students were quick to add what constitutes their favorite meal. For several, if given a choice, why have turkey if you can have pizza.
So from our house to yours ....

November 22nd

Sargent dethrones Howells

November 22, 2011

LINCOLN--It was a made for television special: No. 1 Howells against No. 2 Sargent. Both teams came into the 2011 NSAA Class D2 State Championship undefeated with identical 12-0 records.
Howells was looking to win title number 10.
Sargent wanted to remove the disappointing feeling after being blown out by this same Howells team just one year ago.
The Bulldogs did just that and dropped Howells 21-18 and in the process ended Howells’ 34-game win streak.

Eng sentenced to prison

November 22, 2011

A 24-year-old Broken Bow man was sentenced to 1 year in the Nebraska Department of Corrections by Custer County District Court Judge Karin Noakes, Nov. 17. Geoffrey J. Eng was handed the sentence after reaching a plea agreement with the state, and was found guilty of Criminal Attempt - 1st Degree Assault, a Class III felony.

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