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Friday, 14 January 2011 22:29

Flags to be flown at half-staff this week

Gov. Dave Heineman this week reminded Nebraskans to fly state and U.S. flags at half-staff in tribute to the victims of the weekend tragedy in Arizona.

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation Monday calling for flags to be flown at half-staff this week. Flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, Jan. 14.

Six people were killed and 14 others were wounded during an assassination attempt on the life of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday.

Giffords remains in intensive care after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.

A 22-year-old Arizona man was arrested and has been charged with numerous felony counts in the incident.


Saturday matinee planned at Chateau

There will not be a Saturday night showing of the movie “How Do You Know” at Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre. Instead, a Saturday afternoon matinee showing will be offered.

“How Do You Know” is a romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson and Paul Rudd.

The show time change was made due to the home basketball game against Garden County scheduled for Saturday evening. The movie will be shown at the regular 7 p.m. MT show time on Friday and Sunday nights.

The following week there will be no Sunday night movie, with a Sunday afternoon matinee offered in its place.

The movie scheduled for the Jan. 21, 22 and 23 show dates is “Yogi Bear.” The animated feature will be shown during its regularly scheduled 7 p.m. MT show time on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21 and 22.


Co-op Oil annual tire sale coming up Jan 25-26

Wauneta-Palisade Co-op Oil’s annual tire sale will hit a little later than usual this year, but is indeed in the works. Announcement was made this week that the annual tire sale will be held Jan. 25 in Wauneta and Jan. 26 in Palisade. Watch for more details about the event in next week’s issue of the Breeze.


FSA disaster program sign up begins Jan. 10

Chase County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Teri Moss, announced that the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program sign-up begins on Jan. 10, 2011. SURE is a disaster program that provides assistance to farmers and ranchers who have experienced losses caused by natural disasters.

“Natural disasters can turn what would be a profitable crop year into a year of hardship and financial loss,” said Moss. “The SURE program is part of the ‘safety net’ that provides assistance to farmers and ranchers when disaster strikes,” she said.

For information on the 2009 SURE program eligibility requirements visit your local FSA office or


Spring classes begin at MPCC on Jan. 17

Registration is ongoing for spring term classes at Mid-Plains Community College.

Printed copies of the 2011 Spring Course Schedule are available at MPCC locations, including the extended campuses in Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine. The schedule can also be viewed and downloaded from the MPCC website at

Spring classes will begin Jan. 17 at all MPCC locations. Students may register through the first week of the class that is being offered. It is recommended that registering students make an advising appointment by calling 308-535-3774 in North Platte or 308-345-8102 in McCook.

Numerous scholarships, grants and loans are available to qualifying students. For more information, contact Juanita Czarnick in North Platte at (308) 535-3708 or Dale Brown in McCook at (308) 345-8112.