June 6th, 2011
Word has been received of the death of Melvin W. Millsap, who passed away May 26, 2011, at Harve, Mont. Melvin grew up in the Broken Bow area. He was the son of Allen and Irma Millsap, who are both deceased.
Holland Bonine Funeral Home of Havre, Mont., is in charge of arrangements.
By Anna Haynes
BREWSTER - - Les McCormick was drafted into the Army in 1942. He completed his basic training in Fort Smith, Ark., at Camp Chaffee. He then went to Nashville, Tenn. for maneuvers and then on to Camp Campbell, Kent. to prepare for battle in Europe.
The night before he shipped out of Camp Shanks, N. J., he won $300 playing dice. By the time they arrived in Marcelâs, France, he was broke from playing cards! They played rummy and pitch in their free time. He also remembers purchasing a carton of cigarettes for 50 cents.
When pharmacy students arrive for a rotation at Holcomb Pharmacy in Broken Bow, they can expect their comfort zone to, shall we say, expand.
Mike Holcomb, Pharm.D., a 1990 University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy graduate, likes to tailor the rotations through his pharmacy to the experience level of the students.
The power and majesty of Mother Nature continually mystifies us. There are those who make their living trying to predict what she will do next, and those who just enjoy watching her beauty unfold.
Last week both of those sectors came together in central Nebraska, and converged in Broken Bow on Memorial Day. The storm chasing party included a tour group from Colorado, a film crew with the Discovery Channel, and the Weather Channelâs âGreat Tornado Huntâ crew.
The 1st Annual Andrew Claymon Memorial Fishing Tournament is scheduled to hit the waters at Merritt Reservoir June 11.
The tournament is in memory of Andrew, who died at the age of 16 after an 18-month battle with cancer. One of his dreams in life was to attend UNL and fish as a member of the Husker Bass Anglers team. Andrew started fishing when he was two years old and became an accomplished and passionate fisherman.
One of Andrewâs wishes to keep his memory alive after he died was for his family to organize and host an annual adult/youth fishing tournament at Merrit Reservoir.
MADISON/ATKINSON -- Weekend rains produced some muddy conditions at high school rodeos in Madison and Atkinson.
In Madison, Dunningâs Tanner Freeman won the boyâs All-Around. Freeman placed second in steer wrestling then teamed with his brother, AJ, to finish third in team roping. AJ also placed in steer wrestling with the fourth fastest time.
Event champions form Madison included Comstockâs Tyler Viers in team roping and Thedfordâs Chauncy Hesseltine in bull riding.
Scott J. Bristol, 51 of Bulacan, Philippines, formerly of Broken Bow and Kearney, died May 20, 2011, at the Marcelo Padilla Hospital in Plaridel, Bulacan, Philippines.
A memorial of life service will be Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at the Kearney Church of Christ in Kearney with Eddie Lee officiating and R. P. Smith the "Cowboy Poet". Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Scott was born at Broken Bow Jan. 29, 1960 to Max and Lenore (Slingsby) Bristol. December 3, 2010, he married Marita Ampuan in Guiguinto, Bulcan Phillippines.
Beverly J. Ferguson, age 70 of Ansley, died May 17, 2011, at the Valley County Hospital in Ord. All memorials are suggested to the Valley County Hospice.
Beverly (Whitman) Ferg-uson was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Loup City to Dean and Loma (Hyatt) Whitman. Bev attended grade school in Casper, Wyo, later moving back to the Arcadia - Westerville region.
Bev graduated from Arcadia High School with the class of 1959. Bev said, âYea, I graduated from high school - now what?â She didnât know what she wanted to do with her life, so she stayed home that summer and worked in the local cafe.
Amie Jo (Parker) Micek, age 34 of Ord, died May 22, 2011, at the Valley County Hospital in Ord.
Memorial services will be Thursday, May 26, at 10 a.m. at the Christian Life Center Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Mark Stones officiating. Memorials may be given to the family.
Amie was born Nov. 1, 1976, in Broken Bow, to Glenda J. Knapp.
Survivors include her husband, Damien Micek; daughters, Schanae and Kelly; son, Cade; her mother, Glenda Parker; sisters, Kellie Drake and Michelle McAlevy, and brother, Michael..
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Glen and Beth Knapp.
Linda Lou Bates, age 67, of Stella, passed away Tuesday, May 17, at the Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn. Funeral services were Friday, May 20, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn.
Linda Lou Schwaninger, daughter of Elgin Schwaninger and Dorothy (Cook) Schwaninger was born May 12, 1944, in Beatrice. She was one of five children born to this union. Linda graduated in Holdrege in 1962.