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December 9th

Mabel I. Thurman, 104

December 9, 2011

Mabel Ione Parrish Thurman was born Jan. 3, 1907, on a farm near Bee, Nebr. She passed away Dec. 3, 2011, in McPherson, Kan., at the age of 104 years and 11 months--exactly one month shy of her 105th birthday. Her parents were Julia Etta Lusher Parrish and Arthur Warren Parrish.
In 1909, the family moved to Custer County, onto a farm four miles northwest of Oconto. Mabel attended Lucky Star District 213 and Lower Lodi District 73.

December 7th

E-mail scam threatens life of local woman

December 7, 2011

E-mail scams are nothing new, even to residents of Custer County. But a report of a recent scam in which an area resident’s life was threatened has authorities concerned.

Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond says a report was made to his office from a Custer County woman, who prefers to remain unidentified, of an e-mail she received in which she was told a close friend of hers had hired this individual to kill her.

In the message, the man told the victim his boys had located her and were watching her, and she was not to contact police.

Ranchers worry about possible hay shortage

December 7, 2011

Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico have suffered drought conditions this past year. Oklahoma is the driest on record since the 1930s. Already devastated by an ongoing drought, Texas was hit hard last summer with out of control wildfires that ravaged agriculture and created billions of dollars in economic damage, the worst on record. Called ‘the Summer from Hell’, the state experienced more than 21,000 wildfires that burned through nearly 3.7 million acres.

Boy Who Visits Heaven Comes to Bow

December 7, 2011

Editor's Note: Our apologies to all of our Custer County Chief readers. This story starts on the front page of this week's Chief, but the jump does not appear. Included here for the on-line edition is the entire story. The entire story will also appear in next week's Chief.

December 5th

Darlene "Pug" Kapustka, 83

December 5, 2011

Memorial Services for Darlene "Pug" Sargent-Kapustka, age 83, of Broken Bow, will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Christian Church in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Seth Bates and the Rev. Larry DeMoss officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the New Helena Cemetery. A register book may be signed Tuesday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6-7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow. Memorials are suggested the the New Helena Cemetery Fund or the Good Samaritan Hospice Broken Bow Branch.

Deer meeting scheduled for Broken Bow

December 5, 2011

Hunters and landowners are invited to attend a public informational meeting to discuss deer issues, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Meetings are scheduled in each Game and Parks District.

Game and Parks biologists will explain and take questions on a number of topics including deer management, deer damage and depredation permits, anterless harvest, trophy management and diseases. Antelope and elk issues also may be discussed.

Broken Bow's meeting will be at Mid-Plains Community (2520 South E Street) Dec. 8 beginning at 7 p.m.

December 4th

Broken Bow School Board schedules special meeting/work session Monday

December 5, 2011

The Broken Bow School Board has a special work session/board meeting planned for Monday, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at Broken Bow High School. The selection process for a new superintendent and the roof concept for North Park Elementary are included on the agenda.

Community and staff input is currently being sought as the Broken Bow School Board begins its search for a new superintendent. The Nebraska Association of School Boards has been contracted to help with the procedure. The position will begin July 1, 2012.

Custer County Foundation gala huge success

December 5, 2011

The Custer County Foundation celebrated its seventh annual gala and auction Saturday evening with over 300 people participating in the evening's festivities. A ‘Heads & Tails’ competition added to the fun, and proved to be one of the highlights of the evening. Raffle winners included: Cindy Taylor who won the diamond necklace; Rick Nelson, the four-wheeler; Cleo Jacobson, the Nativity and Patti Duryea, $500 cash as the winner of the 'Heads & Tails' competition.

December 2nd

Arcadia to host tour of homes

December 2, 2011

The Arcadia Community Boosters is sponsoring a Christmas Tour of Homes Sunday, Dec. 4. Anyone interested in taking the tour needs to register at the Arcadia Legion Club starting at 1:30 p.m. Snacks will be served at that time. The tour will depart promptly at 2 p.m. and will include stops at the homes of Dick & Margene Bossen, Alvin & Paula Johnson, Bob & Janice Lutz, Rolen & Betty Sell, and Jess & Christy Underwood. Rides will be provided for those who do not wish to drive. The cost of the tour is $10 per person.

Reindeer make short stop in Bow

December 2, 2011

Kids from Family Fun Center, and a couple of local day care centers in Broken Bow, got a special treat Friday morning when some reindeer made a pit stop in downtown Broken Bow.
The reindeer, being transported by Phillip Licking of Seneca, were on their way to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln for a special visit. Their stop in Broken Bow was arranged by Licking's cousin, Dr. Angela Pruden, of Broken Bow.
For more on this story and more photos, see next week's Custer County Chief.

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