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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers.

Alumni weekend, Crazy Days, carnival & more

BROKEN BOW—The weekend of July 9 brought alumni back to Broken Bow to connect with classmates and celebrate at high school reunions. The Class of 1951 was the oldest class reuniting with the Class of 1996 as the youngest. The weekend also saw sidewalk sales for the kick off of Crazy Days. The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce hosted races at Melham Park and the DC Lynch Carnival was at the Custer County Fairgrounds. Other activities included a 5K and 10K run, walk and bike, youth games and snow cones in the Square.—reported in the Custer County Chief.

Cozad linkster wins Haymaker crown

COZAD—It had been 10 years since a Cozad golfer won the Haymaker Open at the Cozad Country Club. During his 22nd attempt, Tim Davis of Cozad carded a score of 134 to earn the crown and take top honors defeating runner-up Mike Crow of North Platte. Finally winning the tournament was a dream come true, Davis said, and it was extra special in front of a big crowd of friends, family and fellow competitors. —reported in the Tri-City Trib.

Area artist featured at Petrified Wood Gallery

OGALLALA—Artist Sue Perez of North Platte is being featured at the Petrified Wood & Art Gallery during the month. Perez is a self-taught painter who has been drawing and painting for about 14 years. Her works revolve around Native American and western themes using colored pencil, pastel, acrylic and alcohol inks. One piece on display is titled “Break Away from Work.”—reported in the Keith County News.

Fifth Annual Devil’s Den Bike Rally is largest yet

ARNOLD—The fifth annual Devil’s Den Bike Rally was the biggest turnout yet with 144 bikers registered for the poker run. Besides the four-hour route, the day’s events also included charity speakers, concerts, contests, a barbecue dinner, live auction and a raffle for a one-of-a-kind custom painted guitar. Nicole Mercer placed first with a four of a kind in aces. Proceeds will benefit the local TeamMates, the suicide prevention organization Out of the Darkness and autism awareness.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.

Guardians of the Children celebrates first year

CALLAWAY—Members of the Seven Valleys Chapter of Guardians of the Children Motorcycle Association gathered at Morgan Park to celebrate their first anniversary with the international organization that fights child abuse by protecting abused children, mentoring and education of children and adults. Area children and parents were invited for an afternoon of games, music and free food. Also on hand were members of the Callaway Fire and Rescue giving rides and showing their ambulance.—reported in the Callaway Courier.

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