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November 30th

Pamida Bob takes one for the team

November 30, 2010

For a supervisor to offer extra incentive to his employees to get them to perform better is certainly not a new concept. However, Bob Davis, store manager of Pamida in Broken Bow, went one better.
The Pamida company is sponsoring an 8-week friendly sales competition among its 200 stores. For each of those eight weeks the store with the largest increase in sales over the same time last year is declared that week’s winner - with each of the winning store’s team members receiving an additional $75 on their paycheck.

November 29th

Staples resigns

November 29, 2010

Effective Dec. 1, the Broken Bow City Council will be one person down.
Corey Staples’ resignation was accepted, regretfully, voiced Councilman Scott Spanel at Monday’s City Council meeting.
“I’ve learned a lot, and I thank the council and the city for the opportunity,” Staples said when he was thanked by his fellow board members and presented with a plaque.
The reasons for the resignation centered around his responsibilities at work, Staples said following the meeting.

Bower celebrates 104th year

November 29, 2010

ARNOLD -- An Arnold centenarian-plus celebrated her birthday Nov. 11 and now into her fourth year past the 100 year mark, this fixture of independence reigns queen with her smile.
Miriam Bower was born Nov. 11, 1906, which means she just celebrated her 104th birthday! With the help of her daughter Ruth, Miriam is able to reside in her own home where she’s lived since 1937. Ruth assists her mother by checking in on her each day to be sure she’s taken her pills and to lend a hand with cleaning and meal preparation.

3/50 Project is about you

November 29, 2010

From the woman bold enough to tell Oprah that she’s wrong, Cinda Baxter stands by her belief to support local economies.
When Cinda first heard that Oprah had broadcast on her show for people to stop buying items of indiscretion, she went straight to her blog sight, Always Upwards, and posted her newest idea. This idea was based on keeping consumers from taking their hard earned dollars out of the community, and spending it at franchises and chains.

Christmas fund has great start

November 29, 2010

The giving season has arrived and the Christmas Fund was thrilled to have its first donation of the season walk through the doors of the Chief last week
Four ladies from the Security State Bank of Ansley arrived with a check for $430 dollars. They came up with the idea last year of giving to the Christmas Fund and the bank promised to match, dollar for dollar, what they as individuals donated. Thanks ladies, we think it was a great idea. Add this to the generosity of several other donors and the Fund in just a few days is now at $705 for the year.

Guard Appreciation Hunt honors those who serve

November 29, 2010

This year marked the 3rd Annual National Guard Appreciation Deer Hunt, founded and organized by Mike Christen.
When asked what inspired Mike to coordinate such an event, he responded by telling that he’d been in the guard for 34 years, though was never deployed. After he retired, he wanted to do some sort of appreciation for other guard members.
Initially, the hunt was set up for two groups, junior and senior members, but this year there were three, including a females only group.

November 18th

Crowd flocks to Arnold housing tour

November 18, 2010

Saturday, Arnold saw a flurry of activity as more than 100 women converged on the community center for a potluck salad luncheon. The luncheon was the opening to the annual housing tour, sponsored by the Arnold Chamber of Commerce. Those who attended were divided into groups and given directions to each home being showcased. For this year’s event, four families opened their homes to the public, with each bringing their own unique style and history to the table.

Roese makes her mark on the world

November 18, 2010

There are those who know what they want to do with their lives from an early age, and then there are those who have to take awhile to find themselves. Rebecca Cassel Roese admits she falls in the latter category, but this 30-something mom of three believes she has found her life’s passion.
Rebecca teaches medical classes at College America in Denver, Colo., and this past July was promoted to Associate Dean of the school’s medical program. The fact that she would end up as an instructor surprises even her.

Slys tackles no smoking law, adds on

November 18, 2010

The blueprints were drawn in March but it took until September to actually break ground. This is in regards to the building of a smoking addition to Slyvester’s Bar in Broken Bow.
Following some contention regarding the statewide smoking-ban, patrons began wondering if a smoker-friendly sector would happen at all.
Fred Schumacher, owner/manager of Slyvester’s Bar, explained that there was a lot of legal requirements and red tape regarding the addition.

November 15th

More stars confirmed for Comstock 2011

November 16, 2010

Last summer Comstock Music Festival organizer Bill Kann promised a bigger and better festival next year - and he is living up to that promise. As we begin to wind down 2010, Kann and his staff have been busy making preparations for a three-festival summer in 2011.
Kann, owner of Up the Creek Promotions LLC and chief executive officer of Comstock Music Festivals, will be bringing three festivals back to Custer County next summer. The country festival is set for June 2-5, rock festival July 7-10 and Godstock Christian festival in August.

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