Archive - Nov 2011 - News Article
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.
âThe 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,â explains Megan Svoboda. âThis is a free service where our users can browse and borrow thousands of copies of digital audiobooks and e-Books, right from their home.â
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.
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!
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 Childrenâs Christmas fund Board of directors, and through the generosity of people just like you, the Childrenâs Christmas Fund helped make the holiday season a little brighter for 519 children and their families.
LINCOLNâIt took less than 45 minutes for the 15th day of the Unicameralâs 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 Committeeâin a highly unusual moveâhand delivered the bills to the governor who quickly signed them during a five-minute ceremony in his second-floor office.
âOur work is done,â Heineman said before signing the bills while flanked by the eight- member committee.
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.
Calling all cooks!
For help in holiday planning, and a cooking tip or two, don't miss this weekâs Custer County Chief. The Kindergarten class from North Park Elementary School offered their âsage' advice on how to cook a turkey, remembering first to remove the feathers and then to cook a long, long, long time âŠ maybe 10 minutes. One youngster was quite specific âŠ 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 ....
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.
The Custer County Ag Society Board of Directors gained two, not so new faces Saturday afternoon at the organizationâs annual meeting. Board members are up for election every three years, and any registered voter who is a resident of Custer County, and present at the annual meeting is eligible to vote.
Kevin Cooksley, Bill Shirkey and Jess Taylor were up for election. Following the count, Steve Horn won the vote against Shirkey and Brad Parliament won the vote against Cooksley, with Taylor retaining his position.
A text message sent to a Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Trooper by mistake, lead to a Kearney man being charged with marijuana possession.
Monday, Nov. 7, a Trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop D Headquarters-North Platte began receiving text messages from an unknown number. The message indicated the person texting, wanted to buy drugs. The Trooper continued contact with the individual through text and established a meeting point at a location in Broken Bow.