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Good morning, and a bitter cold December day awaits, getting colder as the week wears on. Not much snow predicted either, but as you know that changes around here quite often and sometimes even in the same day!

With Christmas just around the corner, a tiny little bit of snow would be nice. With the season I have spent way more time in town than I normally do and you know, some people are just weird, or something. I am not trying to be judgmental , but observant.

For example, while having lunch the other day one man had on this odd coat; all black, down to his knees, with a huge hood and kind of fuzzy. It wasn’t the dress coat that some fellas wear, and I couldn’t decide if he reminded me more of the grim reaper, or the bad guy in Scrooge who came after Scrooge.

Few minutes later a gal went by dressed in several layers and colors with these huge long haired black furry boots that looked like Big Foot boots. I have seen these before, but on teen-agers, and I always try to cut them a little slack since I know they haven’t figured things out yet. Anyway, this plus the pj just want to make me stay home, like forever. Maybe, I am the Scrooge. Hmm.

So, school will finish up this week, getting out at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday December, 16. Wish me good luck, and safety for my kids as my nerves may wear pretty thin by the time they go back!

The elementary students will have their parties that afternoon and will spend the morning caroling at Hertiage Village. Some of the music students will be performing out at the Monument Mall also, but I do not have a time on this. So, if you would like to go watch them please call the school at 436-5262 for that information.

Even with school getting out for Christmas vacation on Friday, the athletes still have four events in the next five days. On Friday at 4 p.m. the high school basketball teams will play here at home against Leyton. On Saturday, December 17, the high school wrestlers will be traveling to Sutherland to compete in their tournament which will begin at 10 a.m. central time and the basketball team will be traveling to Creek Valley for games at 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday December, 19 and 20 the basketball teams will travel to Harrison for the Sioux County Holiday Tournament and games will begin there at 2 p.m. for both days. Safe travel for all of you on all events and good luck!

The drivers license person will be at the Banner County Courthouse on Wednesday December, 21 for your testing pleasure from 9 until noon. Good luck on this one also.

On Sunday, December 18, the Harrisburg Community Church is planning a chili carry-in and caroling, all to begin at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in. The candlelight service and communion will be on December 24 at 6 p.m. and all are invited to that also.

Birthdays for this week include Ron Barrett, Jane Baker, Brindley Lind, Gay Olsen, Sandy Adrain, Courtney Knisley, Jacey Cochran, Steve Gifford, Barb Stoddard, Jeslyn Martinez, Cindy Zimmerman, Julie Cross and Lane Darnell. Happy Happy Birthday!

Friday and Saturday, December, 16 and 17, the movie “Polar Express” will be playing at the Goodhand Theater in Kimball. The movie will start at 7 p.m. both evenings and on Dec. 17 there will be a drawing for a freezer and 250 lb. of meat. You do not have to be present to win and the movie is free, sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church.

Sunday, December 18, there will be a chili cook-off at the Eagles. Bring a large crock pot or roaster full of your best chili ready for the judges by 3:30 p.m. Name your chili and list all of the ingredients in either of two divisions, ‘Red’ or ‘Traditional.’ It must be ready to eat when you walk in the door for the public and judges, who will be anonymous. Judging will begin at 4:15. There will also be a cookie exchange sponsored by Santa’s Helpers.

Moving up north, Thursday December 15, the Midwest Theater will host Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: Meet the Parels. This will be shown at 7:30 p.m. and is free. In this movie, a Hindu man who is almost 30, finally gives in to his parents wish to play matchmaker. (sounds like trouble to me!).

On Saturday December, 17 the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will play at 1:30 p.m. and is the last of the free movies I mentioned last week. It is rated PG.

In Gering the “Trees Along the Trail” are still available for you to vote for at the Legacy of the Plains Museum. I believe the last day is Dec. 23.

Well folks, all for now, have a great week and take care until next time! Contact me at, 436-7152, or 641-1335. Barb Cross (Mrs. Rod).


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