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Hello out there in Banner County! Wow, how much busier can it get? Wheat harvest is still in motion in a few places around the county, but should be finishing up pretty soon. Our weather has continued to fluctuate between way-to hot and almost-cold. It makes me wonder if we might have an Indian summer this fall, or an early winter.

Our time this week has been totally consumed with fair. The Kimball-Banner County fair started for 4-H members on Monday, the 5th with fairground clean-up. Tuesday we had static exhibit judging and clothing. We started at 9 a.m. and ended with the public fashion revue at 7 p.m. Archery competition was also going on at the Kimball Event Center at 5 p.m. Definitely a full day; Wednesday was the day dedicated to the horses, many events here, all day long!

Which brings us to today, Thursday, the small animal show and judging, dog show, weigh in for market swine, beef, sheep, and meat goats, check-in for all other livestock, catch a calf contest, and gymkhana. Just a little bit busy here too. Friday the exhibit hall will be open, and showmanship will start at 8 a.m. all animals except beef, so pretty much all day. That evening entertainment will be provided by Gwen Sebastian at 7:30 p.m. in the arena.

Saturday will be much of the same only it will be all beef categories. There will be a mare and foal parade through downtown Kimball and the time has not been released as of yet for that one. Saturday evening at 8 p.m. there will be a PRCA Rodeo and mutton bustin’. A family dance will follow from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ Kevin Moeser will provide the music.

Sunday there will be a rough stock parade and the time is also unavailable at this time; rodeo at 2 p.m. The parade of champions will be at 5 p.m. followed by a free barbecue and a pedal tractor pull (adult and kid teams) at 7 p.m.

Monday following breakfast the 4-H and FFA market livestock auction will start at 9 a.m. Please join us and help support these great kids. For events with no available time right now, if you show up at the fairgrounds or call anyone at the chamber I am sure times will be available in plenty of time for you to make it. After the sale we have clean-up and hopefully will end up at home at a fairly (no pun intended) decent hour.

School sports practice will begin on Monday, Aug. 12. There will also be the regular school board meeting that evening at 7 p.m. everyone is encouraged and invited to attend. School for our teachers will begin on Thursday, Aug. 15, and for a half day on Monday, Aug.19, for students.

An interesting event will be taking place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the school in the big gym. I cannot give you much information at this time, however, I will tell you that it is the ‘Up-Close Beauty Contest’ and that it is for the gentlemen in our area. Sorry ladies. I will give you more details when I can get them. I do know the show, I mean contest, starts at 6 p.m.

Birthdays this week include: Joe Bayerl, Peggy Grubbs, Lucille Morris, Laura Whelchel, Ruth Ammon, Andrew Delcamp, and Kaitlyn Adrian. Happy birthday!

Several couples will be enjoying another anniversary and they include Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pahl, Jack Griffiths, Jack Cochran, Tim Gifford, David Griffiths, Danny Gifford, and Ron Havengar. Congratulations!

Until next week, take care. Barb Cross (Mrs. Rod) 436-7152, 641-1335, crosswords@embarqmail.com

 

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