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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.

December 1st

Broken Bow’s Runza wins 2011 National Award

December 1, 2011

The Broken Bow Runza Restaurant and Franchisees Kevin and Joyce Richardson have been honored with the 2011 Community Marketing Achievement Award from Runza National.
The award recognizes a store and staff dedicated to making a positive impact in their community. Runza National will make a donation in the store's name to a localnon-profit organization.

Farmers Coop in Merna merges

December 1, 2011

After eight months of countless meetings and deliberations, members of the Farmers Cooperative Grain Company in Merna, Nebraska voted to merge with Cooperative Producers, Inc. of Hastings, Nebraska.
The business operations of the two cooperatives will be combined as of Jan. 1, 2012. The board of directors of both cooperatives, unanimously agreeing on the merger, believed both patrons and equity holders alike will benefit from the larger, stronger consolidated cooperative.

Eleanor Martin, 90

December 1, 2011

Eleanor Irene Martin, age 90 of Omaha., passed away Nov. 28, 2011. She was born Sept. 1, 1921.
She is survived by one son, Paul J. Martin and wife Gayle; grandson, Brett Martin and wife Sonya of San Diego, Calif.; great-grandchild, Max; other family and many friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Braman Mortuary in Omaha. Interment will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at 12 pm at the Ansley Cemetery in Ansley. You may visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence.

Published in Custer County Chief, Dec. 1, 2011

Edwin Payne, Sr., 71

December 1, 2011

Edwin Payne, Sr., 71, of Purdum, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Edwin was born Jan. 1, 1940, to Gerald and Julia Payne in Spalding. The family lived in Erickson, where Edwin and his brothers completed high school.
Edwin was united in marriage to Areline Edelman May 22, 1960. Their marriage blessed them with three sons; Larry, James, and Edwin Jr.

Velma Ione Davolt, 94

December 1, 2011

Ione Davolt, age 94 of Broken Bow, formerly of Merna, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Merna, with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Merna Methodist Church or the donor's choice.

Richard Milligan, 91

December 1, 2011

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, many family, friends, and neighbors lost one of the dearest person’s in our lives, Mr. Richard (Dick) Milligan of Albany, Ore., to a vehicle accident.
Mr. Milligan was born at home during a snow storm Feb. 21, 1920, a half mile from the town of Anselmo. In his words, “A new generation began with me, being the oldest of five children. Our parents were Mr. George F. Milligan and his wife, Grace June (Cleveland) Milligan.”

Howard "Sonny" Turner, 81

December 1, 2011

Howard "Sonny" Turner, age 81 of Arnold, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Care Home in Callaway.
Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the Custer Center Cemetery west of Broken Bow with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Howard C. "Sonny" Turner was born June 30, 1930, at Milburn, to Howard L. and Mary J. (Gilligan) Turner. He attended school at Milburn and Anselmo.

November 30th

Library goes high tech

November 30, 2011

Technology has caught up with the Broken Bow Public Library in a big way, giving users even more opportunity to stay up-to-date on their favorite reading material.
“The library is a Nebraska OverDrive Library, and that means our users have instant access to FREE portable books, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” explains Megan Svoboda. “This is a free service where our users can browse and borrow thousands of copies of digital audiobooks and e-Books, right from their home.”

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