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Minimum Wages Are Rising Across the Country. Should They Apply to Minors?


For the last eight months, Miller has been working after-school shifts at Orscheln’s Farm & Home store in Broken Bow, Nebraska. “We’ve got as much going on as they do, maybe even more. Most adults just work an eight-hour day, while I go to school and ...

Families of nearly 100 Nebraska soldiers say goodbye before Mid East deployment


That kiss will have to last almost a year. Wardyn, 25, a flight medic from Broken Bow, is one of nearly 100 Nebraska National Guard soldiers who said goodbye to family members Friday before leaving on a lengthy deployment to the Middle East. They were ...

Runza memories tastefully done


Kenneth Timme picks up a deck of “Greetings from Lincoln, Nebraska” playing cards for his memories ...
I was 7 years old, when my older cousin from Broken Bow came to Lincoln and took my little brother, my grandmother and me there.

Memorial Services for Pamela S. Gates age 62 of Broken Bow


Memorial Services for Pamela S. Gates age 62 of Broken Bow, will be held Wednesday June 3rd, 2:00 pm at The Nebraska One Box Convention Center, 2570 S 27th Avenue, Broken Bow Nebraska with Dennis Fielder officiating. Inurnment will be in the Gates Cemetery.

Animal welfare: Time to be considered, considerate


THE link between the very welcome news that there has been a 25% fall in the number of dogs destroyed in Irish pounds in the last year and a cattle feedlot in Broken Bow, Nebraska, one that can accommodate up to 85,000 cattle at any one time, may seem ...

MUSIC, NUMBERS AND RODEO Nebraska cowgirl is gifted in music, math, and in the rodeo arena


The Broken Bow cowgirl, who is seventeen years old ...
but something with agriculture and business interests her. She’s qualified for the Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo both her freshman and sophomore years, and is on track to do it again ...

Texas, Oklahoma Floods: 12 People Missing as More Rain Forecast


In Broken Bow, Oklahoma, 13 people were trapped in a rental cabin on ...
The weather system also triggered 36 reported tornadoes on Sunday in Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Colorado and Iowa, according to the National Weather Service. Roth said that while ...

Harold “Omaha” Wolf


Harold “Omaha” Wolf, 87, Sturgeon Bay passed away on May 26, 2015. He was born June 1, 1927, in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Ray and Vera (Simonson) Wolf. He attended Tilden Tech in Chicago and served honorably as a railroad M.P. in the U.S. Army from 1945 ...

Broken Bow Hospital Unveils Upgraded Facilities


With no grants, bonds or loans, a central Nebraska hospital improves its facility in order to better serve their patients and the community. Sunday's ribbon cutting at Broken Bow's Jenny Melham Memorial Hospital's newly expanded emergency room department ...

Broken Bow wind farm contracts with NPPD


Broken Bow wind farm contracts with NPPD By Heather Johnson hjohnson@nptelegraph.com nptelegraph.com The Nebraska Public Power District has signed a 25-year contract to buy power from an expanding wind farm at Broken Bow. The agreement with Sempra U.S. Gas ...

Psychopaths in Song


It’s our sixth article in the space of 24 hours – which is insane. But if you can stomach one more, here’s a musical interlude…  Psychopaths, they’re everywhere. At work. In government. On the telly…

Working in tourism (repaired bow)


Hello everyone, so today we had 12 guest in total, again. Mostly people from Germany again … A few kids couldn’t stop shooting, so the stayed with us the whole time, from beginning to end. We fin…

Lower Mountain Fork Beavers Bend Broken Bow – EPIC DESTRUCTION


Epic Destruction Hits Beaver's Bend Broken Bow Lower Mountain Fork River

READING: Rafe Posey’s “The Book of Broken Hymns”: Treasure Found


FULL DISCLOSURE: I follow Rafe Posey on Twitter and we met, once, for too few moments, at a book conference in Washington, D.C. – it was but a brief encounter, yet long enough for a hug from which I a…

Thirteen people in cabin near Broken Bow rescued by boat


have been rescued by boat, an official said.A National Guard helicopter was … water was released from the Broken Bow Lake Dam on Highway 259A North and it resulted in flooding No injuries have been re…

Thirteen people in cabin near Broken Bow rescued by boat


have been rescued by boat, an official said.A National Guard helicopter was … water was released from the Broken Bow Lake Dam on Highway 259A North and it resulted in flooding No injuries have been re…

Flooding around Broken Bow strands campers


BROKEN BOW, Okla. -- There is massive flooding Monday afternoon in Broken Bow. Pictures from the Army Corps of Engineers show water that is up to the eaves of buildings.

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Land For Sale in Broken Bow - 2 Vacant Lots in Broken Bow City Limits


Click for details 2-vacant lots located inside the Broken Bow City Limits (Water and Electricity Available!)

How to Awaken Your Soul After a Broken Heart


“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look l…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR BROKEN BOW

The Guardian and a warning to BROKEN BOW NEBRASKA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]

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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in BROKEN BOW NEBRASKA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.

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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in BROKEN BOW NEBRASKA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]










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