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Good morning Banner County, friends near and far.

We have sure been having a wonderful fall. I personally hope that this beautiful weather holds for another month! The mums are really pretty right now and my lawn needs mowed at least one more time. I envy you folks who have your yards and gardens all in shape and prepared for what is to come.

Friday night was pretty nice for the Banner County Wildcats Homecoming football game where Queen Savannah Jordan and King Cole Blanke were crowned. Attendants were Tiffany Murphy and Tallion McGowan. Congratulations to each of you.

The sports teams will be headed to Sioux County this Thursday, October 13. The football team will compete at 2 p.m. and the volleyball team at 4:30 p.m. That means you will most likely leave before noon.

There will be no school for students on Friday, October 14 because it is the end of the first nine weeks. Unbelievable, I am not having that much fun. The pre-K through sixth grade will head to the Adams Family Punkin’ Patch today, October 13 and each will most likely proudly bring home the best pumpkin!

The cross country competitors are competing today also for district competition, but no other information was available, so I do not know where or when. Please call the school for that information at 436-5262.

There will be a health fair at the Banner County School on Friday, October 14 beginning at 7:30 a.m. This only lasts for a short time, so don’t procrastinate, get in there. I am pretty sure flu shots are a part of the services offered.

Saturday, October 15, the high school volleyball team will be competing in MAC competition at Bayard, again call 436-5262 for times.

Thank you to the folks at the Natural Resource District for their donation of 10 trees to the Banner County School as part of their “Re-tree” program and thank you to the FFA students who participated in the planting of those trees. The girl here in our house said the ground was really hard.

The FFA students who are involved in the Range Judging portion of the class have had two competitions recently. The results from the Kimball competition for the senior team of Bailee Underhill, Sierra Flores, Savannah Jordan, and Cole Blanke were fifth out of 14 teams. Individual placing in the senior division were Bailee 12th out of 45, Sierra 16th and Brandon Blickensderfer 18th. Out of 62 junior individual competitors, Greg Blickensderfer placed 23rd and Rylie Mason placed 24th. Two teams went to the Garden County competition and placed 10th and 13th out of 25 teams. Earning individual recognition out of 92 contestants were Deven Sullivan 4th, Sierra 14th, Jadyn Cross 29th, Savannah 29th, and Seth Dovorak 36th. Congratulations to each of you! Instructor for FFA is Bill Gifford and we thank him also.

The Central Banner 4-H Club will have their regular meeting on Sunday, October 16th at the Banner County School. They will meet at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The war on drugs continues and special events will take place next week as reminders to all students on the importance of avoiding the use of illegal drugs.

Monday, October 17 is “Put a Sock on Drugs - Crazy Sock Day”; Tuesday, October 18 is Drug Free Team Day and Wednesday, Oct. 19 is Wear Red All Day signifying drug awareness. Also on Wednesday, the high school volleyball team will compete here at home in a tri-tournament with Potter-Dix and Leyton beginning at 5 p.m.

Members of the FFA Land Judging team will be headed to state competition on that same day, no more information available so please call the school at 436-5262. Safe travel to each of you as you go all over the country this week and have fun!

The drivers license person will be at the Banner County Courthouse on Wednesday, October 19 for your testing pleasure. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon, so if you have this need come on in, and good luck and safe travel.

We are sending get well wishes this week to Winnie Roger, Ruthie Brown and Janice Wynne.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Grace Griffiths, Dusty Elsen, Emilie Darnall, Sylvia Soule, Brad Brown, Nathan McGowan, Brooke Talkington and Stephanie Schmidt. Happy Birthday!

Anniversary congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. James Stauffer, Shawn Fulk and Lane Darnall.

As I mentioned last week we here at home lost friend and neighbor Janice Snyder. I had little information at the time but have since received a little and wanted to share it with you.

Janice and Junior were married 61 years and for the most of that time lived here in Banner County and both were born in Banner County. Her husband is currently in Gering in a care facility where she was at the time of her passing.

Every year for a long, long time the ‘Gulick girls’ and their husbands have been getting together and sending me news of their time together. Five sisters, two of them twins, can you imagine the fun?

Glenna Streeks long time Harrisburg resident is currently in Gering; Maxine Lanning and twin Janett Connour are both in Cheyenne. The other two sisters, both long time residents of Harrisburg have also passed, Donna Olsen and Imogene Anderson.

I am beginning to understand as I age the value of some of my older friends friendship. Saturday, October 15, the Goodhand Theatre in Kimball presents “North to Alaska”, starring John Wayne, I believe. Seen this many moons ago. The movie is free and donations are accepted. The movie begins at 7 p.m. and at some point there will be a drawing for an Alaskan cruise. For real.

Heading north, but not to Alaska, the Midwest Theater will be showing ‘Snowden’, rated R. This will play Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Also playing on Saturday, October 15 as a matinee is an old favorite, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

Saturday, October 15 is the Old West Weekend Band Competition in Scottsbluff. No more information available, but if you head to downtown Scottsbluff you just have to follow the sound.

In Gering on the 15th, at the Gering Civic Center there will be a “Wholly Health Holistic Health and Wellness” symposium. The doors will be open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and there will be a guest speaker and lunch will be provided. For ticket information or other questions please call 436- 6888.

Well, folks that is all for now. Take care and have a great week. Until next time, please call me at 436-7152, 641-1335, or send mail to Barb Cross (Mrs. Rod).


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