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Good morning! Wow, Monday morning brought us snow and wind by the bowls full! School was cancelled by 5:30 a.m. and I am sure for those folks that get on the bus shortly after, that was a welcome call. I think we live closer to the school than anyone, aside than those on the school grounds and I was grateful! Yes, the moisture is nice, and it is December after all, and Christmas is only seven days away. So now, it looks and feels like December instead of April or September!

With the school closed on Monday, that leaves four days this week and they have been busy as usual. The Christmas concert Tuesday evening was wonderful; great kids, music, and the Christmas spirit. What more could you ask for?

The elementary students will be headed to Gering to perform for some folks there on Friday, Dec. 19 and will return back to school in time for lunch and early dismissal at 11:50 a.m. Later on in the day there will be a home basketball game vs. Leyton beginning at 3:30 p.m. This is the ‘Orange Out Game’ to benefit the Doves Program.

The high school wrestling team will be traveling quite some distance Saturday, Dec. 20 as they head to Sutherland. Matches begin at 10 a.m. This past Saturday 13 schools traveled to Harrisburg as we hosted the competition. You never see the gym so full as on that particular day! On that same day, the basketball teams will be traveling to play Creek Valley  at 2 p.m. We wish safe travel and great sports to each of you.

This is it for awhile in that arena, as the school begins practice moratorium for the remainder of the month.

The Harrisburg Community Church ventured out in the cold and snow Sunday evening Dec. 14 to sing Christmas carols. They enjoyed chili before loading up on a trailer and getting settled on some hay bales, then bravely headed into the cold to sing the joys of the Christmas season. They returned to cookies and hot chocolate. About 22 people, young and not too old, braved the cold while some of us held down the kitchen!

There will be a candlelight communion service on the 24th at the Harrisburg Community Church beginning at 6:30 p.m. and everyone is invited.

Having a birthday this week are Barb Stoddard, Cindy Zimmerman, Jeslyn Martinez, Lane Darnall and Eddy McGowan. Happy birthday!

Everyone is so busy with the holiday upon us, but we still have a few things going on in the valley. On Dec. 19, which is a Friday, the Scotts Bluff National Monument is inviting you to drive up to the top of the bluff and view the Christmas lights twinkling far down below. This will begin at 5 p.m. weather permitting and no fee. For more information, please call 436-9700.

The Winter Farmer’s Market continues at TLC on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please contact Jana at 632-5900 for more information here. 

The Midwest Theater will present “The Muppet Christmas Carol” on Saturday, Dec. 20 with free admission. The movie begins at 1:30 p.m. and is rated G. They also will host two additional movies that same evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. They are “Sock Snowball Fight” and “Elf.” These have a new sock donation as the admission fee. Please call 632-4311 if you have questions.

One more film being shown at the Midwest that weekend is “White Christmas.” The movie begins at 1:30 p.m., is free and is not rated. 

A little farther south, in Gering, on Sunday, Dec. 21 the New Life Christian Fellowship and Marantha Outreach Ministries will host their monthly Pancake Breakfast. This will be held at 800 N Street from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and is free with donations appreciated. If you need more information please call 436-2826. 

Well folks, that is all for now, so have a great week and until next time, take care ... and stay warm!!  Barb Cross at 436-7152, 641-1335, or at (Mrs. Rod)


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