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October 2nd, 2013
The 10th annual Junk Jaunt is in the books - and by all accounts was bigger and better than ever!
In April 2004, the tourism committee of Loup Rivers Scenic Byway came up with the idea of organizing a long-distance garage sale. During the next five months, Nebraskaâ€™s Junk Jaunt was launched with a handful of volunteers, $500 in advertising donations and the use of a copy machine at the Loup Basin RC&D office.
In light of a recent scam that has begun to surface across Nebraska, Broken Bow Municipal Utilities and Nebraska Municipal Power Pool would like to remind customers of their payment policies. According to a recent article in NMPP's newsletter, ESSENT, a number of communities have reported receiving calls from customers who say they received calls from someone claiming to be a utility employee and threatening to shut off services until paid. The calls were placed to local businesses and restaurants, and the caller sought payment through email or over the phone.
The Affordable Care Act formally makes its debut on Oct. 1 when its central feature, the state shopping exchanges and accompanying government subsidies to help low-and moderate-income people, opens for business.
Just how will this new act affect you? First, itâ€™s important to understand what the Affordable Care Act is not. Contrary to what many politicians and others have claimed, it is not socialized medicine, and it is not government-run health care. Itâ€™s not even a national health insurance system like Medicare or the health systems in other countries.
Aniah Preston is like most 12-year-old boys. He loves sports - especially football - likes hanging out with his friends, and isnâ€™t overly fond of school. But unlike the other boys in his 6th grade class, Aniahâ€™s days also consist of lots of medications, routine blood pressure checks, and frequent trips to a myriad of doctors, in an attempt to manage the rare disease he was born with.
Itâ€™s called Kearnes-Sayre Syndrome, and according to Aniahâ€™s mom, Amy Kulhanek, less that 250 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the disorder.
ANSLEY - - JoAnn Scott has had a passion for sports for as long as she can remember. The 1982 Ansley High School grad excelled in several sports in high school, and went on to compete at UNK. It was there that she would fall into a random â€śjobâ€ť that would shape the rest of her life.
Monday morning Scott returned to her alma mater of AHS where she addressed the 7-12 students about her experiences. Her presentation was not one of simply listing accomplishments - rather it was a call for the students to never give up on their dream.
The community of Broken Bow is saddened this week by the news that Mike Buckles, Social Studies teacher at Broken Bow High School, died September 21, after a courageous battle with cancer.
In order to allow staff members and students to attend the funeral services, school will not begin until noon Tuesday, Sept. 24. Buses will run accordingly and lunch will be served.
The small southern Custer County community of Eddyville will host its annual fundraiser Mud Drags this weekend, with proceeds from the event being used for the town's Community Center.
The Saturday, Sept. 21 event, will begin at 1 p.m. at the Community Building in Eddyville, and will feature modified stock, super stock, open, hobby and powder puff divisions. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children under 6 are free. Concessions will be available.
ď»żď»żThough the floodwaters may have crested in Big Springs, Brule and Ogallala in western Nebraska, the National Weather Service predicts high river levels will remain for several days. The debris in the water may contribute to additional flooding.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are urging outdoor recreationists to stay away from standing or moving floodwater in western and central Nebraska.
Water from Colorado Flooding Expected to Enter Nebraska Late Tuesday
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is sending a team of six staff and its Mobile Operations Center (MOC) to Ogallala on Wednesday to work with local emergency managers along the South Platte River in response to potential flooding from water coming from heavy rains that fell on Colorado.
The team will arrange for state resources as needed and coordinate the stateâ€™s response.
By TERRI LICKING
HALSEY - - August 19 - 24, 1963, 27 high school boys attended the first Youth Range Camp at the new State 4-H Camp in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey.
August 24, 2013, past and present organizers, camp directors, instructors and campers came to celebrate 50 years of Youth Range Camp at the same camp that celebrated their own 50th anniversary last year.