Howdy everyone, The Nebraska Cattleman's Classic in Kearney is in full swing. Monday and Tuesday featured working cattle horses from around the state along with some from Kansas and Missouri.
Monday, cowboys showed thier horses off in the team penning, ranch sorting, and team roping.
Tuesday, the horses competed in a modified trail and were able to be previewed with cattle.
Last night the horse sale took place. The high seller was a bay horse that brought $6750.
The JMMMC Auxiliary is granting one $500 Healthcare Career Scholarship this year. Scholarship applications must be postmarked be Feb. 28. For more information contact Deb Miller at 308-872-2094
Tis the season...
This is the time of the year when charities and fundraisers abound. People's attitudes towards giving change from Thanksgiving through New Year's. I know I'm more likely to put money in canisters, donate more cans to a food drive, put a little extra in the collection at church. Yep, my attitude changes even though I remind myself that I need to give all year because the needy don't just reserve their needs for Christmas.
Hello again! It's been awhile...thanks to my colleagues for their blogs. Nothing says "Winter's here" like snow and today is our 2nd snowfall of the season. I'm so thankful for the moisture - I just don't like the cold!
As you are scurring out the door of a morning, do you ever get the feeling you're not dressed, or that you have your shirt on inside out (laugh if you will, but I know I'm not the only one that has done this). As I was making my way out to the car this morning, I had that feeling. My first thought was that I had my t-shirt on backwards, so I stood there on the sidewalk in front of my house, pulled the collar of my shirt out and looked down my shirt to see if there was a lable in front....just then someone comes around the corner!
Every four years there is an extra day in February, there is a Presidential Election in the United States and around 200 countries from around the globe participate in the Summer Olympics. 204 Countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe are competing in the 2012 Olympic Games being hosted in London. This is the third time the modern era Summer Olympic Games have been held in London, more than any other city. The opening ceremonies occurred on July 27, and the games will close on August 12.
I think having friendly four-legged friends in shops is very endearing. I know that especially this summer; I have been missing my own pets a great deal, so every time I go to a shop or business that has an animal it brightens my day. Being from Washington D.C., I don't encounter very many pets in shops and I really believe that it could help businesses.
In this weekâ€™s Custer County Chief, our Viewpoint page is dedicated to Broken Bow residentsâ€™ opinions on how to win out against the massive heat-wave sweeping the nation. Many people had the same general consensus: stay inside, utilize your air conditioning and stay hydrated. Weâ€™re very lucky, most businesses now-a-days are air conditioned. Even if you donâ€™t work or live in an air conditioned building, there are plenty of air conditioned places that you can spend your free time.
I don't know about you, but Mother Nature has my respect. Over the weekend, we had several significant Mother Nature incidents to remember or recall.
First, there was the 2nd-time ever, more-than-24-hour advance warning from the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. of a possible "high-end, life-threatening event." I understand that I live in Nebraska...I grew up here. My mother was deathly afraid of tornadoes and I remember huddling in a basement closet as a child.
This winter was relatively easy in regards to illnesses...at first. I've spoken with several families and we've decided the economy is really going under if our clinics, pharmacy and hospital go under...because we've been there a lot!