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A/C Heating Company — AJ Heating Air Conditioning Sheet Metal Abstractor/Title Company — Scott Abstract Accountant — Rich Newton Agricultural Consultant — Duane McClain Antique Store — Red Roof Antiques Apartment Complex — Sandridge Apartements Appliance Store — Karl’s TV Audio Appliances Appraiser — Bain Appraisal Associates, Inc. Architect — CJ Architect Atmosphere — Lakehouse Bar & Grill Attorney — Brad Dawson Auctioneer — Bruce Richmond Auto Body Shop—Keith’s Body Shop Auto Mechanic — Kevin Seever’s Auto Parts Store — Anderson & Sons Auto Rental — National Car Rental Auto Repair Shop — Seever’s Auto Sales Person — Jeremy Eptins

B Bakery — Gracie Mae’s Bands-Local Music — Joe, Peter & Chuck Bank Teller/Bank — Abby Day, First National Bank Bank — First National Bank Barber Shop — Vawn’s BBQ — Come N Get It Beautician — Hayley Nelson - Looks Unlimited Beauty Salon — A Cut Above Bed and Breakfast — Knoll’s Country Inn Bible Supply Store — Bible Book Store Bicycle Store — Alive Outside Boat Dealer — Young’s Marine

Convenience Store — Casey’s General Store Convention Facilities — Sandhills Hotel/Convention Center Copy House — Copy House Counselors —Jacquie Yenni Customer Service — First National Bank

Book Store — A-Z Books Boss — Bill Snodgrass, U-Save Pharmacy Breakfast — Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Bridal Store — JJ’s Bridal Buffet — King Buffet Building Construction — Steel’s Roofing & Construction Building Supply Store — Menard’s

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C Cake Decorator — Mary Fairly Camp Ground — Lake Maloney Camper/Trailer Sales — Larry’s RV Sales & Service Car Wash — JC’s Auto Wash Car/Truck Detail Shop —Yoshida Detailing Carpenter — Mike Hunt Carpet Cleaner — Service Master of North Platte Casino — Horseshoe Caterer/Bakery — Gracie Mae’s Cell Phone Dealer — Verizon Wireless Check Cashing Service — Cash Spot Chicken — Kentucky Fried Chicken Children’s Entertainment Place — North Platte Children’s Museum Chinese — Hunan Gourmet Chinese Restaurant Chiropractor — Curtis N. Dunlap DC Church — Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church Civic Group — Rotary Club — The Eagles Coach — Kevin O’Connor Coffee Shop — Starbucks Coffee Coldest Beer — Lakehouse Bar & Grill College — Mid-Plains Community College College Instructor — Jean Condon Computer Store — Staples

Dance Studio — Dance Factory Date/Romantic Place — Lakehouse Bar & Grill Day Care — Jack-N-Jill Day Spa — Indulgence Day Spa Deli — Sunmart Dentist — Dr. Klemm Dessert — Gracie Mae’s DJ Service — Raskel’s Donuts — Casey’s General Store Drive Thru — Runza Restaurant Dry Cleaners — Orr’s

E Electrician — Rod Chrisman Elementary School — McDonald Elementary Embroidery Company — PromoSnap

F Family Owned Business — Lakehouse Bar & Grill Family Restaurant — Merrick’s Ranch House Farm Implement Dealer — Plains Equipment Group Farm Management Group — Agri-Affiliates Fast Food — Runza Restaurant Feed Store — Orscheln Farm & Home Supply

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Writing a newspa per column is rom anticized in movies Divide come to m . Fletch, Marley an ind. d Me and Contin In real life, there is ental a little less romance to say the least. Bu And as a publisher t there is a sense of for a few decades, purpose. I have learned to ap on those that are no preciate good colu t so good. Nationa m ni sts and cringe a bi lly there are several of was an afterthough t each. I thought Bi t and a method of ll ca O'Reilly's column pitalizing on his Fo while hating nearly x News fame. I love every word. I get d reading Molly Iv tired of people tellin may be so but take ins g me George Will out a dictionary. As is too hard to read; th our current presiden Dave Simpson is an at t says, it is a learn excellent columni ing experience. st. From my persp Again, you may no ective the best loca t agree with his vi l columnist I have ewpoint, but the wr Dave writes less ab read. iting is wonderful. out political issues no w, but when he did, the most buzz was he would tell you about Woody, his the columns that go Labrador, the Cadi mourning period, t llac of dogs. Woody he rescued Sam, an pa ss d ed and after a long ye s he too is a Cadilla As I have written a c. column for a few ye ars now, I try to sta this is an eyeball-to y on local and state -eyeball job. Tempe issues but the truth rin g intentions with re day, are we not su is, sults is mandatory ppose to state what , but at the end of we believe? The tit One does not have th e le of the column pa to agree or like. It ge is called Opinio would be helpful to The Reader's Choi n. respect, but that ca ce is frankly humbl nnot be demanded. ing. Didn't expect The reason is in th it. But I think I kn is photo with me. ow why. That would be Di written about Dieg ego. If you read an o, he did not do th y column I have is willingly. After ye still treats me very ars of living togeth suspiciously. (He er, he was bribed here to He is challenged. A get near me.) great dog in his he art, he is handicapp disorder. It is som ed by a seizure ething he cannot help. He has been teacher. He has als a o been a pain in th e butt, but he brings out th e best in our reader s. I think he is the real recip ient of this Reader 's Choice Award. Re gardless, we are both thankful.

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Reader’s Choice Winners, continued Festival/Fair — Nebraskaland Days Financial Planner — Mark Tillman Floor Covering Store — Erickson’s Furniture Florist — Westfield Hallmark & Floral Fresh Produce — Gary’s Super Food Fries — Runza Restaurant Funeral Home/Director — Adams Swanson Funeral Home/Mike Montgomery Furniture Store — Erickson’s Furniture

G Gas Station — U Fill Um/Time Saver Gift Shop — Westfield Hallmark & Floral Glass Replacement — Larry’s Glass Golf Course — Lake Maloney Golf Equipment — Golf USA Greeting Card Shop — Westfield Hallmark & Floral Grocery Store — Gary’s Super Foods Gynecologist/OB — Dr. Weaver, North Platte OB/GYN

H Hamburger — Runza Restaurant Happy Hour — Sonic Drive-In Hardware Store — Ace Hardware Health Club/Fitness Club — Nebraska Athletic Club Health Food Store — Happy Heart Specialty Foods Healthiest Menu — Ruby Tuesday Restaurant Hearing Aid Company — White’s Advanced Hearing Aid Systems Home Delivery (Food) — Jimmy John’s Home Health Care — Home Instead Senior Care Home Security — Hinton’s Lock & Alarm Horse Supply Store —North Platte Feeder’s Hospital — Great Plains Regional Medical Center Hotel/Motel — Hampton Inn Hunting/Tack Store — Feather & Fins

I Ice Cream — Cody Park Insurance Agent — Pete Volz, Shelter Insurance Insurance Company — State Farm Insurance Company Interior Decorator — Deb Bostwick, Deborahs’ First Class Interior Internet Provider — Charter Communications Irrigation Systems — Antelope Sprinkler Italian Restaurant — Lakehouse Bar & Grill

J Japanese Restaurant — Tempura Japanese Restaurant Jewelry Store — Riddle’s Jewelry

K Kids Friendly Place — North Platte Children’s Museum

L Landscaper — Garden Grove, Inc Laundromat — Laundry Zone Lawn Service — Jorgensen’s Liquor Store — City Discount Liquors Livestock Markets — North Platte Livestock Loan Officer — Greg Wilke Local Hobby/Craft Store — Quilt Rack Local Newspaper Columnist — Peter Rogers Local Radio Personality — Tony Lama Local Radio Station — KX104 Local Sports Announcer — Chuck Schwartz Local Television Personality — Jackie Harms Lunch Menu — HobbE’s

M Machine Shop — Troyer Enterprise Maid Service — Cleaner Image Mail Service — Select Mail Manufactured Home Dealer — Swanson Margaritas — Three Margaritas Massage Therapist — Julie Wright Mattress — Erickson’s Furniture Meat Counter/Store — Gary’s Super Foods Meat Processor/Butcher — Fiedler’s Meat Market Men’s Clothing Store — Hirschfeld’s Mexican Food — Three Margaritas Monument Company — North Platte Monument Mortgage Company — First National Bank Motorcycle/Outdoor Dealer — Budke Power Sport Music Store — Kittle’s Music

N Nail Technician — Jennifer Cox New Business — Lakehouse Bar & Grill New Car Dealer — Bob Spady Buick GMC Newspaper Delivery Person — Carlene Wightman Night Club/Bar — Brother’s Tavern Nurse — Pam Harvey Nursery/Greenhouse — Garden Glove Inc

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Reader’s Choice Winners, continued Nursing/Assisted Living Facility — The Linden’s

O Office Supply Store —Eakes Office Plus Oil Change Shop — Grease Monkey Optometrist — Kim Baxter, Complete Eyecare Associates Orthodontist — Dr. Haugen

P Paint and Supply Store — Sherwin Williams Park — Cody Park Pediatrics — Dr. Lopez Personal Trainer — Tracie Robinson Pet Groomer — Tailspin Doggie Day Care Pet Store/Pet Supply Store —Tailspin Doggie Day Care Pharmacists — Kim Riley, Westfield Pharmacy Pharmacy — Westfield Pharmacy Physician Office — Complete Family Medicine

Physician — Dr. Mark Nielsen/Internal Medicine Associates Physical Therapy — Sandhills Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab Pizza — Godfather’s Pizza Place to Work — First National Bank Plumber — Charlie’s North Platte Plumbing Police Officer — Capt. Mike Swain Prime Rib — The Canteen Grill Private Club — The Eagles Psychiatrist — John Striebel, PsyD

Q Quality Service/Restaurant — The Canteen Grill

R Real Estate Agency —Coldwell Banker Preferred Group PC Real Estate Agent — Kelli Golden Rent To Own — Aaron Sales and Lease Restaurant For Kids — Runza Restaurant Restaurant — The Depot Roofing Construction — Steel’s Roofing & Construction

S Salad Bar — Ruby Tuesday Restaurant School Teacher — Shannon Engleman Screen Printing — Promo-Snap

Server — Desire at Applebee’s Grill & Bar Shakes — Sonic Drive-In Shoe Store — Brown’s Shoe Fit Sign Store — Condon Signs Specialty Store — Country Joy Sporting Good Store — The Sports Shoppe Steak — Whiskey Creek Stock Car Driver — Charlie Brown Storage Units — Cohagen Transfer & Storage Studio Photographer — George Hipple Photography Sub Sandwich — Subway Sunday Brunch — Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Summer Camp — Maranatha Bible Camp Surgeon — Dr. Seip Surgery Center — North Platte Surgery Center

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Tanning Salon — A Cut Above Tattoo Shop — Twisted Needle Taxidermy — Johnson’s Taxidermy Thrift Store — Goodwill Store Tire Store — TO Haas Tire Store Tobacco Store — Smoker Friendly Towing Company — Herbst Towing & Recovery Train Attraction — The Golden Spike Travel Attraction — AAA Trailer Dealer — Kohler Trailer Sales & Service Truck Stop — Love’s Travel Shop Tuxedo Rental — Hirschfeld’s

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Used Car Dealership — Mid-town Motors

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Veterinarian — Dr. Green, America’s Heartland Animal Center Vineyard — Feather River Vineyard Visitor Attraction — The Golden Spike

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Weight Loss Center — Health Seekers Technology Western Wear Store — Town & Country Western Wear Women’s Clothing Store — Herberger’s Department Store

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Youth Organization — Kid’s Klub


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Thanks North Platte and Surrounding Areas for

Voting Us #1 Oil Change Shop Award Winner 8 Years in a Row

Mike Krull MANAGER

100% Customer Satisfaction 321 South Jeffers North Platte 308-532-1805

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DUANE MCCLAIN, of Lashley Land, has been a licensed real estate associate since 2004. Having lived in Lincoln County, NE all his life, he is very active on many boards in the area, including Area Chamber and Development, Nebraskaland Days, County Extension and Chamber Ag Committee. For over 20 years he traveled the state participating in team ropings and rodeos. He knows and appreciates Nebraska and the way of life it offers. As a former cattle buyer & feeder, Duane has used his contacts and knowledge of ranching and cattle feeding to become a successful farm and ranch salesman. Duane is an auctioneer and owns a personal property auction business that works hand in hand when marketing farm and ranch properties. His experience aides in Lashley Land and Recreational Brokers ability to more readily market real estate at auction. Duane has the ability to get to know your needs as a Seller and your desires as a Buyer. Give Duane a call to visit about your farm & ranch real estate needs and how Lashley Land and Recreational Brokers can assist you.

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Thank You for Voting

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John W. Haugen, D.D.S.

Specialist in Orthodontics 620 West Leota • North Platte, NE

308-534-1783•877-526-4456 Member

American Association of Orthodontists

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ENTRY FORM • ENTRY FORM • ENTRY FORM • ENTRY FORM • ENTRY FORM • ENTRY FORM HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR RECIPE(S): 1. Complete the form. Only ONE entry form is needed for your recipe entry or entries. 2. TYPE or PRINT CLEARLY your recipe(s). Print your first and last name on the recipe(s). 3. You may enter ONE recipe per category. 4. Recipe entries must be received by The North Platte Telegraph office no later than Friday, October 21, 2011. 5. Entry form must be submitted with your recipe(s). ENTRY FORM - PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY NAME: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I AM ENTERING RECIPES IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: ADULTS ________ Holiday Crock Pot - Name of Recipe _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

AGE (If 18 & Under): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PHONE:___________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

____ Holiday Main Course - Name of Recipe ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________ Holiday Soup - Name of Recipe _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________ Holiday Candy - Name of Recipe ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

KIDS/TEENS - LIMIT 1 ________ Favorite Holiday Recipe - Name of Recipe ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Ann

Steen

Rod H.

Dan S.

Tom

Rod F.

Sharon

Tria

Karleen

Carrie

Bob

Ed

Shane

Jim

Jon D.

Gerry

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Juan

Brett

Kody

Kyle

Ray

Chris

Dale

Scott

Andy

Joe

Tracy

Dan

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Charlie Funk

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Currently over One Million Members in U.S. & Canada Aerie Chartered in North Platte-1948 Auxiliary Chartered in North Platte-1954 Over 2200 Total Members Aerie-1495 Men Auxiliary-715 Women

What are the Eagles in North Platte about??? Donations to Charity Last Year Totaled Over $30,000 Since 1995-Donations Have Totaled Over $380,000. We Do It All With Volunteers……. Food Events…Burger Nites, Chicken Fried Steak Nites, Prime Rib Nites, Taco Nites Bullfry Nites, Husker Tailgate Parties, Saturday Nite Dances Charity Events…Nebraskaland Days Porkchop Breakfast, Railfest, Eagles/Spady Golf Tournament, Super Bowl Party One Year FREE Memberships Club Events…Law Enforcement/Firefighters Banquet, offered to Veterans, Firefighters, Holiday Dinner, Anniversary Dinner and Dance Law Enforcement and EMT’s.

We Also…Offer Pool, Shuffleboard, Just Plain Fun. Dining Room available for private parties & meetings.

Current members ineligible.

ALL IN A RELAXED, AFFORDABLE, FAMILY ATMOSPHERE. HOW DO YOU JOIN THE AERIE??? Annual Dues - Only $40.00 (Includes One Time $10 Initiation Fee) NAME______________________ ADDRESS_______________________ CITY_______________ STATE____________ ZIP__________________ PHONE_____________ EMAIL_________________________________

HOW DO YOU JOIN THE AUXILIARY??? Annual Dues - Only $29.00 (Includes One Time $15 Initiation Fee) NAME______________________ ADDRESS_______________________ CITY_______________ STATE____________ ZIP__________________ PHONE_____________ EMAIL_________________________________

- CLUB LOCATED AT 620 NORTH CHESTNUT For further details call Secretary, Larry Biss at 308-532-9458 or 308-532-1522. Or email foe2839@kdsi.net For further info about the Fraternal Order of Eagles - www.F.O.E.com

Thank You readers of The North Platte Telegraph for voting me

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s r e h t o r B Tavern would like to thank you for voting us

#1 Bar/Nightclub NFL Sunday Ticket & Husker Games WEEKLY Pete Volz, LUTCF

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Dr. Weaver and the entire staff of

North Platte Obstetrics & Gynecology would like to thank the members of the community for their continued support! Walt Weaver, M.D. 1115 South Willow

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I would like to thank the people of North Platte and the surrounding communities for all their support. I would also like to thank my partners, Drs. Jeff O’Connor and Scott French, and our dedicated staff who makes us what we are at Complete Eyecare Associates!

with Sincere Appreciation, Dr. Kim Baxter COMPLETE EYECARE ASSOCIATES THE SPECTRUM 111 S. Bailey • North Platte, NE • 308-534-2000

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