Archive - Oct 2010 - News Article
COLLECTION TIMES AND DATES: First Christian Church, Broken Bow: NOV. 16 - 5-7 p.m.; NOV. 17 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 18 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 19 - 6-7 p.m.; NOV. 20 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 21 - noon - 1 p.m
It is that time of year again - the time when our hearts turn to those less fortunate that us. The time for Operation Christmas Child, and local coordinator Fae Beaumont says her goal is to make this yearâs collection the biggest and best one yet!
Third District Congressional Candidates, incumbent Republican Adrian Smith, Democrat Rebekah Davis and Independent Dan Hill sparred their way through an onslaught of questions Friday in front of a standing room only crowd at the Broken Bow County Club.
Moderator Mike Groene of the sponsoring Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association introduced the candidates summing up the purpose of the afternoon.
âWe hope to learn by the end of the debate who to vote for.â
Michelle and Steve Burnett had been looking for a career change for a long time. So when they hear Broken Bow Pack was for sale, they decided it was a chance worth taking.
âI went home and told Steve the butcher shop was closing, and he said 'Do you want to buy it?â,â Michelle recalled with a smile. âI looked at him and said, âAre you serious?â So we decided to give it a shot.â
The new owners hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Monday afternoon.
October is Head Start Awareness Month, and to mark the occasion the Broken Bow Head Start hosted a special evening Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The event, now in its 10th year, is designed to get the dads actively involved in their children's education. During Male Involvement Night, the Head Start kids and their fathers play games and enjoy a variety of activities together. It also gives the fathers the opportunity to get to know the Head Start teachers and staff.
In their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, the Broken Bow Board of Education approved a plan to upgrade and replace some of the schoolâs buses in the next two years.
âThis is the most complete and comprehensive transportation plan I have seen in my time on the board,â said board member Don Davis, after hearing the presentation and explanation of the plan by interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon.
The transportation plan outlines five specific goals for the school:
1. Bring 15 passenger vans into statutory compliance.
In recent years, many parents have complained about the way Broken Bow Schools lunch accounts are handled. The Broken Bow Board of Education wants parents to know they hear you.
At the regular monthly meeting of the board Monday evening, Steve Watson, Broken Bow Schools Food Service Director, presented information to the board on a new program for handling students lunch accounts. Itâs called MyNutriKids.com, and Watson was very enthusiastic about it.
A Saturday afternoon fire caused extensive damage at the residence of David and Bobbi Summerford of rural Broken Bow, Oct. 16.
According to Andy Holland of the Broken Bow Fire Department, a call came in to dispatch at about 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon of a vehicle fire about three miles east of Broken Bow on Highway 2. When firemen arrived they discovered a camper, building and car engulfed in flames.
The Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association (WNTA) is sponsoring a candidate forum for Nebraskaâs Third Congressional District. The forum will be at the Broken Bow Country Club Friday, Oct. 22, starting at 1 p.m. and ending by 2:45 p.m.
Republican incumbent Adrian Smith will face Democrat Rebekah Davis and Independent Dan Hill in the debate.
No campaign banners, signs, or visual aids supporting candidates will be allowed in the debate facility. Supporters and organizers will be given an area inside the building but outside the debate room to meet.
The 12th Annual 4-H Foundation Benefit Trail Ride in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey took place the weekend of Oct. 9 and 10. The weather Saturday was perfect, as more than 100 horseback riders and wagon riders enjoyed the day in the Forest. Dewey Teel of Neligh, and Gary Staffer from OâNeil, were again the guides that led the riders through the trees and over the hills of some of the 22,000 acres of hand planted trees. By Saturdayâs end, many riders felt like they had traveled it all.
See this week's Custer County Chief for full story.
Ansley High Schoolâs FFA organization wants to do something special for the troops serving their country overseas. They voted Tuesday evening to gather a DVD Library through donated DVDs, and then to bundle them up and send them off to Iraq and Afghanistan.
âWatching DVDs is one of their forms of entertainment,â said FFA Advisor Randy Scott.
If you have any you would like to share please drop them off at Ansley High School, 1124 Cameron Street, in Ansley, between now and Oct. 26. For more information contact Mr. Scott at 308-935-1121, any Ansley High FFA member