Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Medical staff will assist in Haiti
COZAD—In less than two weeks, Lexington medical professionals will graciously give up their Thanksgiving holidays to travel to Haiti to help people there with health needs. Dr. Joe Miller of Plum Creek Medical group, along with Jim Hain and Pam Teten of Tri-County Hospital, are scheduled to begin their journey Nov. 20. This will actually be Dr. Miller’s third voyage to Haiti since the country’s devastating earth quake. The trio are part of a 10-person group that will help do surgeries, physical therapy, possibly education and more.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
D.W. Arthur visits Merna Public Schools
BROKEN BOW—Merna students recently received a visit from the “real” D.W., little sister to Arthur the Aardvark character in a popular children series written by Marc Brown. As the animated character D.W. didn’t actually appear, the person serving as the inspiration for the character did, the author’s sister Kim Brown. Students were treated to a presentation, a slide show, photos, stories, a drawing lesson and a peak into the private world of the characters.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Mid-Plains to expand services at Ogallala
OGALLALA—While Mid-Plains Community College has served the Keith County area for 10 years, its presence at Ogallala will greatly increase when it has its own designated educational facility. The college is preparing to open a site at Ogallala with plans to move the project forward within the next 45 days. One potential site being proposed is the former CRT building, located south of Interstate 80. Ogallala City Council members plan to donate as much as $65,000 to the college expansion project for the city.—reported in the Keith County News.
Arnold featured on television segment
ARNOLD—Nebraska Television Network’s (NTV) crew recently traveled to Arnold to film a segment for its popular series, “One Tank Trips.” The crew’s destination was Nebraska Farmhouse Antiques. Owner Kim Beshaler as well as her employee and residents who frequent the antique store and coffee shop were interviewed during the segment. The focus was not only on the store but on the community. The segment was to air Nov. 11 with a video segment available on NTV’s Web site.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
MRNRD loses Frontier County representation
CURTIS—Although the incumbents from Frontier County swept the local polls, there will no longer be a Middle Republican Natural Resources District (MRNRD) Director from Frontier County after January 2011. In the recent general election, all three candidates from Frontier County, and one from Lincoln County, lost to candidates from the more populated Red Willow and Hitchcock Counties.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
Legion commander makes rare visit
CALLAWAY—A rare visitation to Callaway by the National American Legion Commander, Jimmie Foster, took place Nov. 4. Commander Foster inspected Bryson-Booker Post No. 59 and addresses students at Callaway Public Schools. Foster, of Anchorage, Alaska, arrived via motorcade and was escorted by 13 Legion Riders. “It’s a great honor for Callaway as it’s never happened before and it may never happen again, and is an honor for our vets and Legion,” said Callaway Legion member Doug Boldt.—reported in the Callaway Courier.