Banner County News


Happy Fall Ya’ll is almost a thing of the past as we quickly move into November. As I am sure you have all noticed the stores are filled with Halloween and Christmas, some with a little of Thanksgiving squished in the middle.

I do not like the cold that November will bring, however, I do like the peacefulness of the month. The calm before the storm that December sometimes turns into if we let it.

This past week has been Red Ribbon Week, held each year. The National Red Ribbon theme is Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free. The Banner students will participate in this event with activities on Oct. 29.

With the first quarter of the school year behind us, and a three-day weekend, we are somewhat rested and ready to go again. Also on the 29th the varsity volleyball team will head to Crawford to compete with Crawford and a mystery team in a tri-volleyball competition. Games will begin at 5 p.m.

Sub-district competition will begin for these girls on Monday, Nov. 2, but there was not more information available, so please call the school at 308-436-5262 if you want to attend these matches.

This Friday the elementary students will have their Fall parties, and for the first time in the last 10 years I will not be involved. For those of you who are have a great time. Saturday, Oct. 31, the parking lot at the Banner County School will once again be filled up with vehicles from surrounding schools for the Harrisburg Junior High wrestling invitational. Action on the mats will begin at 9 a.m., and continue throughout most of the day. Breakfast burritos and Sloppy Joe’s will be available as well as popcorn, candy and drinks through the Banner County School Foundation, with funds going to an annual scholarship.

Sunday is the first day of November, and not enough- days - until Christmas. On top of that we will begin daylight savings time. It will get dark sooo early. Hopefully we will all remember to turn our clocks back.

Monday, Nov. 2, there will be a health fair at the Banner County School. It begins pretty early, and only runs until about mid- morning. For more information please call the school at 308-436-5262.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the junior high wrestlers will be competing in Kimball at 2 p.m. As always we want safe travel and good luck, and lots of fun for all of you traveling to various competitions.

Birthday folks rounding out the month of October are Milo Gifford, Ryan Cross, Carla Brown, Martin Olsen, Lee Smith; and into November, Barb Muhr, Ashley Knaub, Rhonda Gifford, Judy Leafdale, Justin Bright and Judy Heilbrun. Happy Birthday!

I have to say this. A friend of mine passed along an e-mail post the other day. It was a cartoon picture of a couple of elderly women whispering to each other...” I am not getting older, but my kids sure are!” I can relate to that.

Speaking of celebrations, the Gulick October birthdays were celebrated at Ray and Lanette Richards in Scottsbluff recently. Guests were Harold and Janett Counour from Cheyenne, Maxine Lanning from Pine Bluffs, J.W. and Janice Snyder from Harrisburg, Sharry Soule, Glenna Streeks, Earl and Bev Bailey, all from Gering. Janice didn’t have to tell me that they all had a great time, I know they did.

A Fall Festival will be held in Kimball at the Kimball Health Services North Campus on Saturday, Oct. 31. There will be games, prizes, a costume contest, candy, chili and desserts. This will begin at 2 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. If you need more information please call 308-360-3280.

Well that is all for now. I hope you all have a great week and take care until next time. Send any news to me at 308-436-7152, 308-641-1335, or, Barb Cross (Mrs. Rod).


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