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Young golfers take top honors at D.A.R.E. Scramble

             A foursome of young golfers, Austin Reynolds, Grayson Minnick, Tanner Johnson and Dalton Schnase, won first place in the Championship Flight at the 20th Annual Custer County D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble on Saturday at Broken Bow Country Club.

            Sixty-seven golfers turned out for the tournament, the only fund raising event held each year to support Drug Abuse Resistance Education in Custer County.

            Two teams tied for first place honors in the First Flight. A coin toss broke the tie, giving the prize to Clint Lewis, Bob and Clint Schneringer and Ridge Neal. The other team that tied for first place included Micah Pomplun, Trey Rodgers and Bill and Shay Robinson.

            First place team in the Second Flight included Chris Wickham, John and Syler Sennett and Brad Parliament.

            D.A.R.E. instructors, Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond and Captain Dan Hanson of the Broken Bow Police Department, said that all proceeds from the golf scramble and generous donations from area businesses and individuals go directly to the D.A.R.E. Program. D.A.R.E. classes have been held in Custer County for local fifth and sixth graders since 1990.


In the photo at left:

Top honors went to (from left) Grayson Minnick, Tanner Johnson, Dalton Schnase and Austin Reynolds, who won first place in the Championship Flight Saturday at the 20th Annual Custer County D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble. A total of 67 golfers competed at the Broken Bow Country Club in the fund-raising event for Custer County D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).




Instructors reach students across county

Capt. Dan Hanson

Sheriff. Dan Osmond

         Two Custer County law enforcement officers bring Drug Abuse Resistance Education to students across the county.  
         Capt. Dan Hanson of the Broken Bow Police Department teaches classes in Broken Bow.         
         Sheriff Dan Osmond of the Custer County Sheriff's Office instructs students from Anselmo-Merna, Ansley, Arnold, Callaway and Oconto.


What is D.A.R.E.?
     Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a program for young students, instructed by uniformed law enforcement officers. D.A.R.E. instructors work with students to raise their self-esteem, teach them how to make decisions on their own and help them identify positive alternatives to drugs.
     Since 1990, Broken Bow Police Department and Custer County Sheriff's Office have brought the D.A.R.E. Program to approximately 300 fifth and sixth graders in the county each year.
     In Broken Bow, the program involves three classes of fifth graders at Custer Elementary School, averaging 75 to 80 total students per year. Following the 10- week program, students celebrate completion of the class with D.A.R.E. graduation and a Lock-In Party that further reinforces peer acceptance of a drug-free lifestyle.