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Part 2 of a 2-part series.
We are fortunate to live in an area where we know our neighbors, where we feel like we can trust people. And for the most part, we can. However, our rural setting does not make us immune to scam artists. If anything, it makes us even more susceptible.
Last week we presented a lot of information on how to recognize a scam and what to do to protect yourself from being deceived. This week, to conclude our series, we will focus on what to do if you discover you have been the victim of fraud.
The Festival of Lights parade was cancelled last week in Broken Bow due to the weather, but the floats were already put together and plaques purchased so those businesses had their floats on display for the judges and the public. The viewing took place on the north side of the square last Thursday evening. Pictured are Santa and some of his elves, who appeared on the float entered by The Kloset. This float was awarded second place by the judges. See this week's Custer County Chief for more Christmas float pictures.
With Thanksgiving behind us many are now turning their sights to decorating for the Christmas season. The United Methodist Church junior high youth group would love to help people with that project, but it might not be what you think.
The youth group is planning a mission trip/fun trip to South Dakota next summer and has been looking for innovative ways to raise money for their trip. That is how they came up with the idea of the Ugly Christmas Lawn Ornament fundraiser.
Part 1 of a 2-part series.
Unfortunately, there are scam artists across the country and around the world trying to defraud Nebraskans every day. Nationwide, scams against seniors are generating billions of dollars each year for criminals. Together, we must fight back.
Shoe boxes packed with gift items for children of all ages were collected the week prior to Thanksgiving at First Christian Church in Broken Bow, the local relay center for Operation Christmas Child. A project of the mission group Samaritan's Purse, founded by Franklin Graham, Operation Christmas Child collects and distributes Christmas gift boxes to children all around the world.
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 weekâ€™s winner - with each of the winning storeâ€™s team members receiving an additional $75 on their paycheck.
Effective Dec. 1, the Broken Bow City Council will be one person down.
Corey Staplesâ€™ resignation was accepted, regretfully, voiced Councilman Scott Spanel at Mondayâ€™s City Council meeting.
â€śIâ€™ve learned a lot, and I thank the council and the city for the opportunity,â€ť 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.
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.