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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers.

Cozad Jaycees host third annual Poker Run

COZAD—Members of the Cozad Jaycees will host their third annual motorcycle poker run on Saturday, July 9, in conjunction with Bands, Brews and BBQs. Proceeds raised will be donated to the Cozad Volunteer Fire Department. Scheduled stops include Curtis Cattle Co., Amateurs Bar & Grill in Cambridge and Medo’s Resort at Johnson Lake, ending at Big E’s in Cozad. Registration will take place at Collins MotorSports in Cozad from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with cars also welcome to participate.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.

Davis Creek area to receive improvements

BROKEN BOW—A major renovation including 42 new camp sites with electrical hook-ups has been approved for Davis Creek Recreation Area south of North Loup. Improvements will include a shower house and restroom facilities, a boat ramp, fish cleaning station, RV sanitary and parking areas. Work is expected to begin later this summer and should be complete by fall. The facility currently has 25 camping spots with no electrical hook-ups. Improvements are expected to cost $740,805, with over half the cost offset in federal funds from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.—reported in the Custer County Chief.

Winds reported up to 103 mph cause damage

OGALLALA—A recent Tuesday evening storm produced winds as high as 103 mph at King’s Canyon near Chadron and 78 mph locally, which downed tree limbs and trees and caused some structural damage throughout the area. There were also reports of major structural damage from the winds. At Ogallala, Kildare Lumber Company’s 3,600-square-foot warehouse sustained serious damage and windows were blown out at TO Haas Tire Store. Power lines and tree limbs were down all across Ogallala with up to 70 mph winds across Keith County. A camper was also blown over on Interstate 80 as well as a roof torn off of a building on the south side of Lake McConaughy.—reported in the Keith County News.

Horticulture, nature camp offers fun with learning

CURTIS—Eighteen youth kindergarten to fifth grade had a fun, educational time at the Clover Kid/Junior 4-H Horticulture Camp & Nature Discovery Camp in Curtis on June 15. The camp was taught by Nebraska Extension-Frontier County, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and Curtis’ Rural Futures Institute Recycling Interns. Projects including learning about desert vs. tropical plants, the field of horticulture and a recycling lesson with relays. Ninety-four percent of the youth felt the greenhouse workshop was excellent and they learned how seeds get carried, names of plants and trees and the differences between desert and tropical plants.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.

New convenience store/diner to open

ARNOLD—Over the past few months, a 60-foot by 72-foot building is going up on the east edge of town on Highway 92. Called The Arnold Exchange, the new business is nearing completion and 10 employees will be trained. Owners Blaine and Kris Hag-ler came up with the unique and memorable name. They wanted a place for people to exchange ideas and conversations. The Arnold Exchange will offer convenience store fare, a Pinnacle Bank ATM, ice cream, a F’real machine, Juice Alive, nachos, popcorn, deli sandwiches, salads, soups, a daily lunch buffet, pop, beer, wine, tobacco products and much more. The Haglers plan to host outdoor activities for the town with plenty of parking.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.

Barrel racer shares 50 years of rodeo with 7VR

CALLAWAY—The Seven Valleys Rodeo (7VR) celebrated its 50th year, and barrel racer June Holeman of Arcadia holds the distinction of being the only one who has competed at the Seven Valleys Rodeo every year since its inception in 1967. The 7VR association honored her with a ceremonial plaque during the recent slack performance where she talked about her years in the saddle. Holeman also celebrated her 73rd birthday the week prior and still has the competitive fire to put her horses through their paces. She has also competed at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas and most recently at the American in Texas.—reported in the Callaway Courier.

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