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April 30th

Health Fair deemed success

April 30, 2014

Area citizens were given the opportunity this week to learn more about their health on every level - and the best part was - it was all free!
For the second time, Adams Land & Cattle Company hosted a Community Health Fair in Broken Bow, and the Municipal Auditorium. This year’s event featured 25 vendors, ranging from insurance representatives to financial planning to health screenings and health foods.
ALCC’s Stephanie Miller says the company’s wellness committee spends about four months planning and organizing the health fair.

April 29th

Flower pick-up this week

April 29, 2014

REMINDER:
The pick-up for the PTA Flower Sales will be this week at Arrow Seed in Broken Bow, with the following schedule:
Thursday & Friday, May 1 - 2; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 3; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 28th

Health Fair today

April 28, 2014

Everyone is invited to the Community Health Fair Monday with much to offer:
• Stride Clinic by pearson Physical Therapy
• EKGs showing Heart Patterns by
the Nebraska Heart Institute
• The American Red Cross will be there, as well as
information on dentistry, massage therapy, weight loss,
sun safety and personal financing.
• Derma Scans will be provided and health screenings.
• There will be yoga demonstrations
• Blood pressure checks

Kids are invited to practice their softball and baseball skills from 3-6 p.m.

April 27th

Spinal surgeon shares near death experience

April 27, 2014

ARCADIA - - Many would agree that we live life with the knowledge that life as we know it can change at any moment. For Dr. Mary Neal, the day her life was forever changed was in January 1999 during a kayaking trip on the Fuy River in the remote Los Rios region in South America.

After dropping down a waterfall, her boat became lodged between another boat and rocks at the bottom of a waterfall, where she was hidden and pinned under torrents of water. The power of the water did not allow her an escape, though she tried to release herself from her boat.

April 26th

Area students to get hands-on ag education

April 26, 2014

Educating students on the impact of Nebraska agriculture is the focus of Ag Fest 2014 on Tuesday, April 29, at the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington and Wednesday, April 30, at the Custer County Fairgrounds in Broken Bow.
The day-long events are designed for fourth and fifth grade students. Each will feature hands-on crop and livestock educational exhibits and three concurrent sessions.
The sessions will include “The Miracle of Corn,” “Wow That Cow,” and “The H2O Show,” according to Andrea Nisley, UN-L Extension Educator in Dawson County.

April 25th

Area students get a chance to play in the sod

April 25, 2014

Last November history was made in rural Custer County, when a section of a 110-year-old sod house was “harvested” for research. Last month a group of high school students from three Custer County high schools were given the unique opportunity to get their hands dirty, and get an up-close look at the historical research.

April 24th

Board splits on vote for AC in gym

April 24, 2014

There was a great deal of discussion on a proposal to install air conditioning in the high school gymnasium during the meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education Monday evening. The BBHS Booster Club has made a very generous offer to donate a minimum of $20,000 and maximum of $25,000 to the district toward the cost of installing an AC system in the gym. However, there is a contingency with that offer - the system must be installed and working by next fall.

April 23rd

Supreme Court rules on Esch appeal

April 23, 2014

February 12, 2013, a jury in Custer County District Court found Trent R. Esch guilty of felony criminal mischief, and use of a deadly weapon to commit felony criminal mischief. His attorney, David Jorgensen, immediately went to work building his case for an appeal.
In mid November, 2013, the Nebraska Supreme Court handed down its decision, and last week a part of that original decision came back to the District Court.
The Supreme Court found the district court had erred in four areas:
(1) failing to sustain Appellant’s motion to dismiss or in the alternative motion for directed verdict

April 21st

City Council to meet - Council member will resign

April 21, 2014

The Broken Bow City Council will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) with several items on the agenda. The full agenda for the meeting is as follows:

AGENDA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF BROKEN BOW
TUESDAY – APRIL 22, 2014

Open meeting as 12:00 Noon
Roll Call
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda
Minutes – April 8, 2014 Council Meeting
Claims – April 22, 2014 Regular Council Meeting

BBPS School Board to approve teacher resignations & new contracts

April 21, 2014

The Broken Bow Board of Education will meet this afternoon at 5 p.m. for a work session, with the only agenda item being executive session to discuss boardsmanship and receive legal advice.

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