Holiday cookies are even tastier when they're prepared in a safe, clean kitchen.
The cookie shaped like a Christmas tree, wreath or snowman is a delicious part of the season, but be sure to clean cooking surfaces and avoid eating the dough to make them an even more enjoyable addition to the celebrations. Raw dough could make you sick, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension food specialist Julie Albrecht.
"Raw eggs in the dough have the potential for Salmonella, which can cause foodborne illness," she said.
One of the orders of business at Tuesdayâ€™s Broken Bow City Council meeting was the swearing in of incumbent council members Chad Schall, representing the West Ward, and Bill Adams, representing the East Ward. Adams was appointed to the council in December 2010, while Schall was elected.
Following the swearing in, Schall was elected by his peers as president of the council. The council also approved Mayor Cecil Burtâ€™s annual appointments of city engineer - J.E.O., city physician - Dr. Shawn Lawrence, and city finance committee - Chad Schall, Bill Adams, Cody Schmick and Kelly Clay.
Tourism continues to be a growing industry in the state of Nebraska, and when it comes to visitors Custer County has its fair share.
The Custer County Tourism Council, under the direction of Chard Hirsch, has completed the 2012 final report for â€śThe Red Barnâ€ť travel center - and the numbers are very encouraging. The Barn, technically the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Center, opened for its fourth season May 1, and closed Sept. 30, 2012.
The Broken Bow First Baptist Church invites everyone to attend a special Christmas Pageant, Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1002 South E Street in Broken Bow. Refreshments will be served following the program.
The Custer Elementary gymnasium was a fitting scene Dec. 5 for the upcoming holiday season. The gym housed a large group of 4th grade students making birdhouses in order to raise money for an upcoming field trip to Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
With all the hammering and woodworking going on, it wasnâ€™t much less than shop chocked full of Santaâ€™s elves.
The birdhouse building project is a long-standing Custer Elementary School tradition that is headed by Jim Hartman, who is in his 36th year of teaching.
Final approval of the agreement between the city and school for the Custer Elementary playground equipment is one of the items on the agenda for today's City Council meeting in Broken Bow. The complete agenda for the noon meeting is as follows:
AGENDA - -CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF BROKEN BOW
TUESDAY â€“ DECEMBER 11, 2012
Open meeting at 12:00 Noon
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda
Minutes â€“ November 27, 2012 Council Meeting
ANSLEY - - Proudly displayed above the main entrance to Ansley Public Schools, is the slogan "Enter here to grow in wisdom." It is a philosophy the staff and administration of the school take very seriously - and last week they discovered just how much that commitment has paid off.
Official numbers aren't in, but if the bids are an indication, the Custer County Foundation's annual dinner Saturday (Dec. 8) was a huge success. Early estimates top last years earnings of $65,000 by over $10,000. The Municipal Building in Broken Bow played host, with those present there to support of the work the Foundation.