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Hello Banner County, friends near and far. Here we are enjoying the last week of our April 2016 and it has been raining almost every day. That is fine with me and probably most of you farmers out there, unless it is getting too wet. I am still working on flowers and grass, but that is a work in progress that will most likely never be completed. We can’t have too many flowers, can we?

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Martha Bonds who passed away early last week, especially to Marvin and Barbara Thompson on the loss of his sister.

Prom was held last Saturday evening at the Banner County School and the theme was “Cowboys and Angels.” The decorations were very pretty and for the very short time that I was there, everyone seemed to be having a good time. Crowned queen was Dani Flick and king was Garrett Grubbs. Congratulations! Those two seniors will be out the door soon with graduation only a couple of weeks away, and on to new adventures.

The classes of 2029 and 2030 checked out the pre-school and the Kindergarten rooms this week as Round-Up was held for the school year which will begin in August. I do not have an estimate of class size as of yet.

The annual FFA Banquet will be held Tonight, at 6:30 p.m. Awards and recognitions will take place as well as dinner. The seniors will be not so sneaky as they head out for their “Educational Trip” this weekend.

Saturday, April 30, the JH and HS track teams will compete at a MAC meet in Bayard and then the JH teams will head to Chappell on Wednesday, May 4. Safe travel and good luck to each of you, and have fun as well seniors!

There will be a one hour late start on Tuesday, May 3 and buses will run accordingly.

Wednesday, April 27, is National Walk to School Day and sometimes the students here take a walk around town. You may see them weather permitting, or maybe there is no plan to do this this year.

Birthdays this week include Rayfe McGowan, Amanda McGowan, Twila Griffiths, Jenna Davis, Kurt Baker, Joe Cross, Crissy Olsen, Rachel Parker, Joan Sudin, Leigh McGowan and Charline Brown. Happy Happy Birthday!

Anniversary couple of the week is Mr. and Mrs. Trey Mosby, congratulations!

The annual Senior Center Rummage Sale will take place at the Center located at 107 S. Oak on Friday, April 29 from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 30 from 8-10 a.m. and this one will be a bag sale, fill ‘er up and haul ‘er home! The Third Annual Women for Women Conference will be presented by the Trinity United Methodist Women on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m -2 p.m. The conference is entitled “Joy in the Journey” and a light lunch will be served and a Free Will offering will be taken.

The Circus is coming to town! The Kimball County Fairgrounds is where you will find them on Saturday, April 30 between 4:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is two free kids tickets for every adult priced ticked. The price for adults was not available and no contact number was made available either, so I am sorry I can’t help more on that. Monkey business indeed!

Headed north and into the fair city of Gering. Rosie’s Fairy Festival will be hosted by the Gering Garden Center on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feel free to bring whatever you would like to use to build a fairy garden and there will be special fairy and gnome creatures on hand to assist you. Sno-cones, face painting, story telling, a May Day Pole, and prizes will be a part of the fun. So bring the kids to 850 10th Street and enjoy!

Also in Gering on that same day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the Legacy of the Plains Museum will host a “Get Dirty This Spring Event” with presentations on gardening, bugs, kite flying, and May Pole dancing.

The WNCC choir and the Los Guadalupanos Dancers will be there for your entertainment.

Moving north the Midwest Theater will show the film “The Lady in the Van” on three dates, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 29-May t. It will show on the first two evenings at 7:30 p.m. and as a matinee on the last date at 1:30 p.m. This is about a playwright in 1973 London who develops a friendship with a homeless women living in a van in his driveway. If some one was living in my drive way, I can see me developing a relationship with them, how about you? This one is rated PG.

Beginning May 3, the Midwest will honor the 70th Anniversary of Celebrities at the Midwest with the film “Gilda”, which was first played at the Midwest on May 3, 1946. The admission is free and so is the popcorn.

The next evening “Tappin N’ Time” will begin at 7:30 p.m. with live energetic music and local tap dance performers.

Also on May 4, the Panhandle Humane Society will host a “Pet Health Fair”. This will be open to the public from 4-7 p.m.

This is a heads up for next week. On Thursday, May 5, at 6 p.m., the Scottsbluff Public School and Sprouts Orchestra Concert will perform with over 260 string students under the direction of Mrs. Ashley Hillman. The fifth-graders and the Scottsbluff High School will perform at 6 p.m. and the Sprouts and 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will perform at 7:45 at the Midwest.

I have a great nephew who is currently stationed with his mom and dad in Germany who is learning the violin. He was having his seventh birthday last week when I stopped in to have coffee with my sister and I was treated to a song over the phone. His teacher wants him to perform in concert with her soon so he practices a lot. She is a German lady who does not speak English, but he speaks German so they get along fine. I hope he can continue with his studies once they return stateside.

Well folks, that is all for this week. Take care and keep me informed at 436-7152, 641-1335, or at Barb Cross (Mrs. Rod).


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