Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Bartlet gains redemption at Plum Creek Rodeo
COZAD—Competitors came from far and wide across the Midwest to challenge for top honors at the Eighth annual Plum Creek Rodeo held recently at the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington. Many area cowgirls and cowboys stacked up against the best and earned big paydays and recognition from the large crowd in attendance. Getting over the hump was Gothenburg’s John Bartlett in the age 45 and older calf roping event. Last year, Bartlett was nipped by a tenth of a second from taking home top honors, but this year he wasn’t denied and posted the low time of 10.6 seconds to take first place.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
God’s creations are featured art exhibit
BROKEN BOW—Thirty-two Nebraska and out-of-state artists have contributed to the summer themed show at Gallery: Art & Creativity Center in Comstock. A total of 89 pieces depict the various artists’ interpretations of God’s creations including antlers, birds, butterflies, beetles, bulls, cats, chickens, cranes and much more. The exhibit will hang until July 9 when it will be replaced temporarily by the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Travel Show. “The exhibit not only is a special place for children but for a biology lesson as well,” as remarked by gallery owner Sue Oiler Dowse.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Paxton to host 43rd Army Band at park
OGALLALA—In what is anticipated to be a patriotically heart-warming experience, the 43rd Army Band of the Nebraska National Guard will perform on June 28 at the Paxton Village Park. The free concert will include patriotic selections, marches and popular music performed by the 55-member Concert Band. It also will include a performance by the band’s rock combo. The 43rd Army Band, under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Brian Anderson, is comprised of citizen soldiers who bring a wide variety of skills, talents and longevity to the unit with a mission of providing musical entertainment for the morale of soldiers and to support local communities.—reported in the Keith County News.
Miss America keynote speaker at banquet
CURTIS—The annual Honors Banquet was held June 7 at the Curtis Memorial Community Center. The banquet was held on a Tuesday in order for the honored guest of the evening, Miss America Teresa Scanlan, would be able to attend. Jon Schroeder served as the Emcee for the evening, and Miss Scanlan was keynote speaker. Awards were announced including Citizen of the Year presented to Brad Welch. A meal was also served as well as an auction of donated items which raised funds for upkeep of the community center.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
First-ever Community Yearbook goes to press
ARNOLD—“That Small Town Feeling” has been captured in the first-ever Arnold Community Yearbook. The completed yearbook went to press early this month and is a one-of-a-kind publication in the state of Nebraska. The idea was from Julie Mohr, Arnold Schools yearbook advisor, who along with her students and community volunteers, utilized an online layout program for the book. The yearbook documents community and school activities throughout the year.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
New ePharmacy tech arriving at hospital
CALLAWAY—Helping to make sure that Callaway District Hospital patients get the right drugs at the right time will get a shot in the technological arm. Hospital administration announced the facility had been awarded a $441,984 grant over three years from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to fund ePharmacy, by AveraCARE. ePharmacy will provide hospital medical staff with 24-hour remote access to pharmacists to verify doctor-ordered drug prescriptions to patients. A staff of trained pharmacists at remote locations will be able to review every medication order prescribed by local doctors.—reported in the Callaway Courier.