The Alliance High School Choir performed during the Christmas Tree and Wreath Festival at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, which is continuing on through this Saturday in Alliance. Photo Courtesy of Elaine Bleisch.
Keep Chadron Beautiful is happy to announce we will be sponsoring a plastic bag recycling program with Chadron Head Start, Scribbles Preschool and the Child Development Center. Preschoolers have from now until Earth Day (April 22), to collect five hundred pounds of plastic bags and over wrap. That is approximately 40,500 bags. If the goal is met, Trex will donate a high-performance composite bench to the community.
Items accepted for collection are plastic grocery, produce, clean Ziploc, bread and cereal bags, dry cleaning, newspaper bags, and heat pellet bags. Over wrap from products like toilet paper, paper towels, cases of water, bubble wrap and furniture wrap are also accepted. All plastic needs to be clean and dry.
Plastic bags can be sent to school with preschool students or drop off in the outdoor bin at 153 Bordeaux (between the Blaine and American Legion), or during business hours at Northwest Community Action, or the Senior Center. If you have any questions, please contact Keep Chadron Beautiful.
Each month, stores in Chadron use over 150,000 plastic bags. Keep Chadron Beautiful hopes to raise awareness and educate our community members and the preschoolers about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.
Plastic bags can always be returned to Wal-mart and Safeway for recycling. Bins are located inside the stores. Plastic bags should never be placed in the blue SWANN recycling dumpsters. Contact Keep Chadron Beautiful at (308)432-3805 with questions about the plastic bag recycling challenge or any recycling in Chadron. Information can also be found at www.KeepChadronBeautiful.org.
Local students and community members collected 5,460 pounds of recyclables during the National Recycle Bowl competition; a month long program designed to kick start recycling and teach youth how and why it is important to recycle. Keep Chadron Beautiful sponsored the program and set this year’s goal at five thousand pounds. The primary, intermediate and middle schools competed locally against one another. All the schools totals will also be entered in to the National Competition in the community category. State and national winners will be announced in February.
This year the Chadron Intermediate School won with 13.37 pounds per student. The Primary School had 11.9 pounds per student, and the Middle School had 6 pounds per student. Students brought 4357 pounds of recyclables to school and 1103 pounds were collected during the Recycle Round Up held on November 15th, National Recycles Day, at Farmers State Bank.
Keep Chadron Beautiful Education Coordinator, Jacki Dailey, says “We are once again amazed by the students and our community members. We were blown away last year when students collected over four thousand pounds, so we are extremely proud that they exceeded that amount. We only wish we could award each school with the win.”
Chadron Intermediate School is awarded the money received for the 331 pound of aluminum cans collected and recycled during the Recycle Bowl and a trophy. There were also over 200 printer cartridges collected and given to the Washington D.C. students for a recycling fundraiser.
Keep Chadron Beautiful would like to thank Farmers State Bank, Chadron Public Schools, Pine Ridge Job Corps, SWANN, and Larry Bagneschi, for their continued support in the Recycle Bowl Competition.
GERING, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say the suspect in the beating death of a 36-year-old Scottsbluff man has been charged with murder.
Court documents show that the original felony assault charge against 33-year-old Christopher Murrillo has been amended to murder in the slaying of Abraham Crane. Scottsbluff police say Crane was severely beaten and kicked and found in an alley on Nov. 16. Police say Crane died on Sunday at Regional West Medical Center.
Online court records don’t list the name of an attorney for Murrillo who could be contacted to comment on his behalf. Murrillo has been in custody since his arrest Nov. 24 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The 20th annual Christmas Tree and Wreath festival continues this week at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. This year’s festival will feature over 70 two foot trees and 30 twenty-two inch wreaths all decorated by local individuals and businesses. The trees and wreaths are available for purchase by using a bid process in a week long silent auction. Bids will be taken until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, several exciting new additions have been added to the festival that you will not want to miss!
Tuesday December 1st 6:30 p.m. AMS Choir – This Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 7th Street Dance Studio – Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Teri Dugan and Shon Townsend – 20th annual Festival Celebration Friday 6:30 p.m. Rachel Lewis and Larry Holub – and the Festival will wrap up this Friday at 12:00 p.m. St. John’s Brass
NEWS ALERT! DON’T PAY FOR YOUR ASSESSMENT RECORDS!
It has come to my attention that property owners in Box Butte County have received letters from a company in California called Record Transfer Services.
This company collects assessment information and sells it to anyone willing to pay. Assessment information is free. Anyone can log on to the Box Butte County Asssessor’s website www.boxbutte.gisworkshop.com and obtain assessment information or stop in the office at 515 Box Butte Suite 102.
The letter from Record Transfer Services also mentions paying for deed information. Most people already have a copy of their deed. Property owners can receive their copy for free.
Questions or concerns can be answered by calling my office at 762-6100 or stopping in at 515 Box Butte Suite 102.
Box Butte County Assessor
Photo Courtesy: Darin Back
Former Alliance resident, Luke Redfield, will perform his original folk/Americana songs this Friday, December 4th, at 1910 (the secret coffeehouse) inside Hoffhaus Gardens. Fans of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Johnny Cash will appreciate Redfield’s throwback and down-to-earth sound.
He even has a song celebrating Nebraska’s own “Sand Hills” — give it a listen via his 2013 album, East of Santa Fe.
Luke spent some of his childhood in Alliance and remains connected to the people and natural beauty of the region. He is the son of pastor Guy and Renee Redfield, formerly of St. John’s Lutheran.
The Chadron Senior Center, and Chadron Senior Nutrition will not be delivering meals today due to the recent snow storm.