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December 5th

Deer meeting scheduled for Broken Bow

December 5, 2011

Hunters and landowners are invited to attend a public informational meeting to discuss deer issues, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Meetings are scheduled in each Game and Parks District.

Game and Parks biologists will explain and take questions on a number of topics including deer management, deer damage and depredation permits, anterless harvest, trophy management and diseases. Antelope and elk issues also may be discussed.

Broken Bow's meeting will be at Mid-Plains Community (2520 South E Street) Dec. 8 beginning at 7 p.m.

December 4th

Broken Bow School Board schedules special meeting/work session Monday

December 5, 2011

The Broken Bow School Board has a special work session/board meeting planned for Monday, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at Broken Bow High School. The selection process for a new superintendent and the roof concept for North Park Elementary are included on the agenda.

Community and staff input is currently being sought as the Broken Bow School Board begins its search for a new superintendent. The Nebraska Association of School Boards has been contracted to help with the procedure. The position will begin July 1, 2012.

Custer County Foundation gala huge success

December 4, 2011

The Custer County Foundation celebrated its seventh annual gala and auction Saturday evening with over 300 people participating in the evening's festivities. A ‘Heads & Tails’ competition added to the fun, and proved to be one of the highlights of the evening. Raffle winners included: Cindy Taylor who won the diamond necklace; Rick Nelson, the four-wheeler; Cleo Jacobson, the Nativity and Patti Duryea, $500 cash as the winner of the 'Heads & Tails' competition.

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.

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.”

Books and balls bound for Belize

November 30, 2011

Just after the holidays in January, Broken Bow High graduates Mark Shaw with his wife Katrina (Holland) Shaw will travel to Belize where they will live for two months in the western town of Corozal. Students at Hasting College, Mark and Katrina are venturing to this small Caribbean nation, along with 14 other Hastings students, to gain experience for their elementary education degrees.
When Mark asked about finding a teaching internship, the couple was encouraged by one of their professors to go to Belize.

November 29th

Bow kicks off Christmas season

November 29, 2011

The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Holiday Festival of Lights parade Monday evening through downtown Broken Bow. The nice weather brought out a large crowd for the parade which this year featured 19 entries, one of the best parades to date. Following the parade, Santa was at the Municipal Building visiting with the children, and the crowd was entertained by performances from JolRan Dance & Gymnastics Academy, Broken Bow Just for Kix, and the Custer County Community Chorus.
For more pictures from the evening's events, see this week's Custer County Chief!

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