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Good morning Banner County, friends near and far!

Here is hoping that the summer is treating you well.

We sure have had some beautiful weather. I haven’t seen any combines around yet but it shouldn’t be too long before they are busy everywhere.

We have had family visiting for the past two weeks and extra grand kids here in between. We had a couple of days of so-called “ normal” between the two sets, and now with all headed home it seems pretty quiet as we try to get back to our regular schedules. Part of that is the regular school board meeting, Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

As most of you know Norris and Judy Leafdale have sold their place and have moved to the “city.” We wish them well, but hate to see them go.

Banner/family birthdays this week include: Bronson Smith, Jerry Morris, Brady Jones, Mason Fulk, Jamie Farro, Tawanna Ansley, Bev Faden, Tammy Brown, Kraig Baker, Russ McKeehan and Bob Gifford. Happy Birthday!

Couples celebrating an anniversary this week are Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lease, Eric Zimmerman, Brett Cooper, Russ McKeehan, and Dan Barrett. Congratulations!

I recently visited with Linda Barrett and became aware of her wrapped finger. It seems some people just want to be like Janice W. That is what she claimed; however, we all know accidents happen and we wish her a speedy recovery and appreciate her sense of humor.

Banner County has gained a new citizen with the arrival of Amiah Xander Cooper, son of Chris and Mical. Amiah arrived on June 5 weighing 6 lbs, 5 oz. and was 19 1/4 inches long. He is welcomed by big sister Aili Rose, Grandma Barb and Grandpa Bob and great grandma’ Rosie and Donna, as well as many aunts and uncles.

Congratulations to Kathy and Larry Malm on their 50th wedding anniversary. Their daughters Stacy and Stephanie will be hosting a celebration at the Gering Civic Center on July 3 from 2-5 p.m. They ask that your presence be your gift.

As July 4 draws near fireworks, BBQ, and rodeos are poppin up all over.

Kimball has several events going on this week with “Movies in the Park” starting things off on Saturday, July 2. This is a free public event scheduled to begin at Gotte Park at 8:30 p.m. The movie will be “Kung Fu Panda 3.”

On Monday, July 4 the second annual “Bookin’ It for the Library” 5k race and one-mile walk will begin with registration for the race at 7 a.m. The race will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk will begin at 8:15 a.m.

It is hard to believe but Kimball Family Dentistry is getting ready to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. They invite you to come have lunch with them at 416 W. 2nd street from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5. Ten electric toothbrushes will be given away to 10 lucky people.

The bands will be a playin’ at the Five Rocks Amphitheater on Friday, July 1. The music will begin at 6 p.m. - and keep the neighbors awake until 11:55 p.m. For ticket information please call 632-5667. Featured will be Bret Michaels in Concert, plus Firehouse and Warrant.

Also on Saturday, July 2 the 21st annual Fireworks Show at the Gering football stadium will begin at 9 p.m. Earlier in the day on 18th street in Scottsbluff the Farmer’s Market will be in full swing from 8-11 a.m.

The Midwest Theater will continue their summer movie series with the showing of “The Lorax” on Thursday, June 30.

Broadway in Summer will be presented at the Little Theatre at WNCC June 29 - July 2. This will be a variation of several numbers from different Broadway shows. Entertainment each evening will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Western Nebraska Arts Center will be hosting the opening reception for the Annual Presidents Show: A New Way of Seeing on Thursday, June 30. The gallery will be open to the public from 5-7 p.m. This is a mixed media exhibit. July 4 fireworks can be viewed from the Scotts Bluff National Monument “Top of the Bluff” beginning at dusk.

Wednesday, July 6 Art in the Park will continue at Frank Park for children of all ages. They will concoct bugs and flowers from 10 - 11:30 a.m. If you need more information please call 632-0059. Fort Robinson will be extra busy with “Cabaret“ playing at the Post Playhouse July 1 - 3. at 8 p.m., the 42nd annual Western and Wildlife Art Show July 1-4, and the Old Trail West Rodeo and fireworks on July 3. and 4.

There will also be the White River 5k Run at 6:30 a.m. on the 4 and a parade plus park activities at 11 a.m. For more information on the Playhouse please call 665-1976; the Art Show is Free and open to the public at 9 a.m. and I have no info on the Rodeo time. There will also be Rodeo at Alliance with the Cattle Capital Rodeo beginning at 6 p.m.

Last but not least is the Camp Clarke Stampede Rodeo at the Bridgeport Fairgrounds. All events and fireworks on both evening of July 4 and 5. No further information.

Well folks here is hoping that you have a wonderful week and a great time on the Fourth! Take care and until next time call me at 436-7152, 641-1335, or send your news to Barb Cross ( Mrs. Rod )


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