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November 29th, 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 sheâ€™s lived since 1937. Ruth assists her mother by checking in on her each day to be sure sheâ€™s taken her pills and to lend a hand with cleaning and meal preparation.
From the woman bold enough to tell Oprah that sheâ€™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.
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.
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 heâ€™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.
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 yearâ€™s event, four families opened their homes to the public, with each bringing their own unique style and history to the table.
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 lifeâ€™s passion.
Rebecca teaches medical classes at College America in Denver, Colo., and this past July was promoted to Associate Dean of the schoolâ€™s medical program. The fact that she would end up as an instructor surprises even her.
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 Slyvesterâ€™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 Slyvesterâ€™s Bar, explained that there was a lot of legal requirements and red tape regarding the addition.
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.
Two area teams participated in the quarter finals of the State High School Volleyball tournament Thursday, with one team advancing to the semi-finals and one team seeing their season come to an end.
Nebraska is the happiest state in the country, announced Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy, one of the stateâ€™s dignitaries on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Mid-Plains Community College Custer Campus last Friday.
The designation as the happiest state came from MainStreet.comâ€™s Happiness Index, which used unemployment figures, foreclosures and nonmortgage debt to determine a state's overall financial well being.
â€śIt shows Nebraskans arenâ€™t spending money we donâ€™t have,â€ť said Sheehy. â€śItâ€™s individuals stepping up in communities and making things happen.â€ť