February 10th, 2011
Most of us agree that all children should have access to safe, affordable and high-quality early childhood care and education. During this critical period, children grow and learn more than at any other time in their lives.
By investing in quality experiences for young children, we can increase a childâ€™s opportunities to develop - intellectually, socially and emotionally. Early experiences create the foundation upon which a childâ€™s future success and productivity are built.
LINCOLN - - Bob Allen of Broken Bow received the 2011 Special Recognition Award for the State of Nebraska from Pheasants Forever Jan. 29 at National Pheasant Fest in Omaha.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner Lynn Berggren of Broken Bow, representing District VI, presented the award to Allen at the Qwest Center.
Allen was noted for his years of support and dedication to wildlife habitat, conservation efforts and outdoor activities in Nebraska. His support and efforts significantly affected wildlife habitat and created new partnerships in central Nebraska.
The annual Custer County Spelling Bee was held February 8, 2011 at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. Representative students from all six Custer County Schools and two home-school students arrived to test their spelling knowledge. After three rounds, 13 students advanced to the finals. Two rounds later, a spell-off was held to determine the winner.
What do more than 12 gallons of chili, five gallons of lemonade, dozens of brownies, 20 scouts and families, various ELKS, snow and sleds create? ANSWER: A first-annual Elks Lodge sponsored sledding party for local Cub Scouts and their families!
A chilly - but fine - time was had by all Sunday, Jan. 15, on a slippery slope located on the Longfellow ranch. Five Elks members helped 52 kids and adults maneuver the slope for more than an hour and a half.
Reid R. Wells, 65 of Ashton, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton, with Father Martin Egging officiating. A light lunch will follow the service at St. Francis Parish Hall in Ashton.
Clarissa Joyce Tucker, age 85 of Broken Bow, died Jan. 30, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center at Broken Bow. Funeral services were Feb. 2, 2011, at the First Christian Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dan Rowlison officiating.
Clarissa Joyce (Tvrs) Tucker was born July 18, 1925, in Lincoln, and later adopted by Joseph Paul and Edith May (Nelms) Tvrs. Joyce was raised in the Westerville area, attended Lamphear grade school, and graduated from Westerville High School in 1943.
Wayne W. Lyon, age 82 of Merna, died Jan. 29, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Private family graveside funeral services were Feb. 2, 2011, at the Merna Cemetery in Merna, with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mort-uary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Merna Fire Department.
Elizabeth â€śBetteâ€ť Violet Irwin, 89, of Gering, went to be with her Lord Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Northfield Villa Retirement Community in Gering. A Celebration of Life service was held Feb. 1, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Gering with Pastor Lauren Ekdahl officiating.
Inurnment took place at Feb. 2, at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Gering. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel. com. Gering Memorial Chapel & Cremation Services are assisting the family with arrangements.
Margaret E. Wilcox, age 94, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Heritage Estates in Gering. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Jan. 31, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Fr. Vince Parsons celebrating. Interment was Feb. 1, at St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery near Oconto. Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Prairie Haven Hospice or a charity of your choice. Margaret was born July 29, 1916, in Miller, to Edd and Anna Jones. She graduated from Miller Schools and attended Kearney State College.
Emily A. Jacobsen, age 80 of Merna, died Jan. 25, 2011, at the Custer Care Center at Broken Bow. Memorial services were Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Scott Harvey, Rev. Jim Bull and Rev. Dougg Custer officiating. Inurnment was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.