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Top o’ the morning to all of you Irish folks out there! St. Paddy’s Day has come and gone and 2014 is almost 1/4 of the way over. Hard to believe. They say time flies when you are having fun, I personally am not having that much fun.

Did anyone happen to see any leprechauns this past Monday? I did not, but I did see a lot of little short people. They were on the basketball courts in several school gyms in several counties, and several states. Most of the ones I am talking about were probably 6/7 years old. Our girls involved in the Banner County traveling basketball team are in fifth-eighth grade and are having a pretty good time. This past weekend they had no less than three games on Saturday, and one on Sunday morning. I really dislike having them on Sunday. We are off next weekend though and I think all of the girls, and I know all of the parents for sure, are looking forward to this break.

Speaking of breaks, today we have a change of the seasons, March 20 is the First Day of Spring — The Vernal Equinox. When I think of spring, I think of green, anywhere and everywhere. Robins, budding trees and flowers, new babies in the pasture and chicks in the barn. Literally however The Vernal Equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night”. Days and nights are pretty much equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west. At the equinoxes, the tilt of the Earth as it relates to the Sun, is zero. This means that the Earth’s axis neither points toward or away from the Sun. During this period, according to folklore, you are supposed to be able to stand a raw egg on its end. Is this true? Has anyone out there ever tried this? If I remember, and that is a big if, I will try it and let you know what happens. In the meanwhile, Happy Spring!

The Lenten Luncheons in Kimball this week will be hosted by Saint John’s and the New Hope Assembly of God Churches. The location will be the Presbyterian Church of Kimball, 600 W. Seventh Street and the time will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Kimball Lions Club Bowling Tournament will continue this weekend at the Kimb-Bowl. Friday, March 21 competition time is 7 p.m. while Saturday, March 22 there will be three competition times- 1 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The final day will be Sunday, March 23 and times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. If you need more information please call 235-4301.

At the Midwest Theater Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. the film “The Monument” will be playing. This movie is rated PG and is based on a true story involving a WWII platoon that goes into Germany “on the greatest treasure hunt in history”. They are searching and attempting to save artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves. This film will also play Sunday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m.

The Harrisburg Community Church is planning their annual spring clean-up March 28, weather permitting! Some of our local high school students are currently in Washington D.C. and have been all of this week. This was through one of the history classes at school and I am sure there will be many details in the next school news letter! Banner County School will dismiss at 12:20 p.m. on Friday, March 21!

Get ready, here they come! Welcome home to Barb & Marvin Thompson who for some unknown reason (maybe the weather??) have spent the winter in New Mexico. I told you, you had a few tumble weeds! Banner birthdays this week include: Joshua Boston, Meri Gifford, Kyla Ansley, Jim Heilbrun, Matt Hein, Carmen Brown, Clyde Mount, Chelsie Dolberg, Chloe Cross, Steve Adrian, Florence Gifford, and Sydney Havengar. Happy Birthday! One anniversary couple to send congratulations to and that is Mr. & Mrs. Josh Loutzenhiser. Well folks, that is all I have for this week so take care until next time and send anything to 436-7152, 641-1335, or Cross (Mrs. Rod)


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