Memorial Services for Darlene "Pug" Sargent-Kapustka, age 83, of Broken Bow, will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Christian Church in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Seth Bates and the Rev. Larry DeMoss officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the New Helena Cemetery. A register book may be signed Tuesday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6-7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow. Memorials are suggested the the New Helena Cemetery Fund or the Good Samaritan Hospice Broken Bow Branch.
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.
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.
The Custer County Foundation celebrated its seventh annual gala and auction Saturday evening with over 300 people participating in the evening's festivities. A â€˜Heads & Tailsâ€™ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An open house is planned for Alfred and Frieda (Cherry) Bauer of Pleasanton in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 22, 1961, at the Assembly of God Church in Kearney. The open house will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at the Pleasanton Community Building.
Cards and letters of congratulations can be sent to:
15880 370th Road,
Pleasanton, NE 68866.
They request no gifts.
Alice Dow and Roger Olson, both of North Platte, were united in marriage June 26, 2011, at the Berean Church in North Platte. Pastor Bob Teters officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mary Dow of North Platte. The groom is the son of Jean Olson of Broken Bow.
Terri Weaver served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Linsey Weaver, Megan Dow and Mary Vogt. Abby Vogt was flower girl. The bride was given in marriage by Mark Dow.
Serving the groom as best man was Robert Vogt. Groomsmen were Marvin Olson, leland Olson and Charlie Olson. Ring bearer was Luke Olson.