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Good morning! We are in the final countdown of days before Thanksgiving. It seems more like Easter with the weather we have been having, actually I think it has been warmer than some of our Easters over the past few years.

Sunday and Monday, November 13 and 14, were the evenings of the “Super Blue Moon”, which happens once every 68 years. The moon is “super” because it is as close to the earth as it will be for another 68 years, and we are lucky to live during a time when we can see it.

The Harrisburg Community Church held its annual Harvest Supper Sunday evening, November 13, with approximately 50 people in attendance. There was an abundance of delicious food, good conversation and fellowship throughout the evening.

Wow, aren’t you glad the elections are over? Now if these rioters would just settle down and at least give the President-elect a chance. The Super Moon that I was talking about is supposed to bring a huge shift in energy. Well, I hope that energy is placed into the hands of some authorities that will send these kids back to school or wherever they came from.

Speaking of elections, thank you to all of you who voted for me, I really do appreciate your vote. We also recently recognized our past and current veterans on Veterans Day at the school. The students and speaker, Ron Moore, a Vietnam veteran, gave an excellent tribute to all who served and who are still serving at this very moment.

On the Banner County School calendar this week, Friday, November 18 the junior high wrestlers will be traveling to Morrill for matches which will begin at 9 a.m. That is the same date as the One Act Dinner Play. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the play will begin at 7 p.m. It is entitled “Nobody Heard Me Cry” and tickets are available through One Act students. I know one if you don’t so give me a call if you need tickets.

Also on Nov. 18, the movie “Free Birds” will be offered at the Kimball/Banner 4-H building as the 4-H Family Movie Night at 5 p.m.

Saturday, November 19, in the Banner County School foyer, the Nebraskaland food bank will be set up with free grocery items for anyone who shows up. They will be on hand from noon until 3 p.m.

On Sunday, November 20, the Central Banner County 4-H Club will meet in the school kitchen from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Winter sports are beginning and on Monday, November 21, the junior high volleyball teams will host Scottsbluff here at home. Time is 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 23 is a special day because there is no school! Thanksgiving vacation begins and school will resume once again on Monday, November 28. Until then everyone have a happy and safe break

Banner birthdays this week include Scott Ansley, Delanee Stauffer, Kendra Marx, James Cross, Margaret Hopkins, Jordan Knaub, Ayden Cross, TJ Marler, Gary Talkington, Marianne Holt, Josh Isom, Zac Carlson, Sheyenne Elsen and D J Griffiths. Happy Happy Birthday!

Anniversary congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Monty Sandberg, Perry McNees, Josh Schmidt and Ken Boston.

Down south in Kimball, the air is filled with music as the community is invited to the Vista Villa at 720 Vista Drive at 3:30 p.m. to enjoy entertainment by Mia Varra on the guitar and her daughter Giogetta on the fiddle. Music continues throughout the evening as the Kimball Concert Association will present “Piano Conversations” with classical pianist Julian Gargiulo. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Kimball High School auditorium.

Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, the Goodhand Theater will play “The Wizard of Oz.” The movie will begin at 7 p.m. How many of you watched this on TV as a kid, like once every year as a special? Also at the Goodhand when it first came out. I was never scared of that ugly witch or those horrible flying monkeys. Until I was about 17 and my sisters and I were watching the blasted thing and then I had terrible nightmares about those monkeys. I am way past 17 and haven’t watched it since. Nope, just haven’t.

Up north and at the Midwest Theater, the Missoula Children’s Theater will perform “Peter and Wendy.” Another favorite as a kid. The program includes local talent and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Also at the Midwest on Saturday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m. the movie “Sully” will play. Remember when that pilot ran into a flock of geese in New York and he had to make an emergency landing? Well that was on January 15, 2009 and the pilot was Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. A U.S. Airways flight strikes the geese and Sulley safely lands the plane in the Hudson River. Tom Hanks portrays Sulley. The movie is rated PG- 13.

Out at the college, in the WNCC Little Theater Friday-Sunday, November 18-20, students will present “The Glass Menagerie.” The time is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. If you would like more information please call 635-6308. We know one young lady from Kimball who will perform in this one, hope we can attend.

On Saturday morning, November 19, from 6-10 a.m., if you happen to be in Arby’s you have the chance to eat purple pancakes. Hosted by the local Rotary, “Purple Pancakes for Polio” will be available for your breakfast. Admission is free but there is a charge for the plate of purple pancakes.

Well, folks that is it for this go round. Until next time take care and call me at 436-7152, 641-1335, or write to me at Barb Cross (Mrs. Rod).


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