Banner County News


Good morning Banner County-ites! Hope everyone is doing well, surviving this roller coaster ride we call weather, and ready for the inauguration tomorrow.

Did you happen to see the news clip about the person in some Maryland school that had posted on line the word tomorrow as tamarra? Well guess that person was fired. Thankfully I have spell check, although tomorrow is not one of my problem words I have plenty of others. The spelling bee will be coming up soon here in Harrisburg, but today January 19th the Banner County students that are in grades 4-8 will compete in the yearly Geography Bee. Competition will begin at 8:45 a.m. and is expected to be finished around 11:00 o’clock. The public is invited to attend.

The Central/Banner County 4- H Club meeting was canceled this past Sunday and as far as I know will not be rescheduled for this month.

The junior high basketball games were canceled last Monday do to the weather and road conditions. Last Fridays games against Minatare were pretty exciting and the final one with the high school girls was full of action with the Wildcats winning by one point. The next high school games will be played today, the 19th in MAC competition at Bridgeport. I have no time on this so please call the school at 436-5262. They will continue this tournament on Saturday, January, 21st. so you may ask time on that date also. Friday, January 20th. and Saturday, January 21st. the high school wrestlers will head to Lingle and there is no time listed for these meets, so once again please call the school for that information.

Monday, January 23rd. there will be a MAC Vocal Music Clinic held at Minatare for the choir students; Tuesday the 24th. more high school basketball here at home at 4 p.m. against Gurnsey; and on Wednesday the 25th the junior high basketball teams will also play at home against Leyton with those games beginning at 1 p.m. Good luck and safe travel to all of you.

People getting a little bit older this week are: Barb Cross, Riley Jones, Jonathan Muggli, Margaret Jean Van Pelt, Kole Talkington, Reta Pahl, Nathan Rogers, Travis Cochran, Larry Malm, Cammy Anderson, Toria McGowan, and Karla Cross. Happy, Happy Birthday!

On Thursday, January 19th., TODAY the folks in Kimball are inviting you to a Health Summit at the Gering Civic Center. Speakers will be Dr. Ali Khan Dean of UNMC College of Public Health and Dr. Michael Hein, President and CEO of Ehance Health Network. This is open to the public, Free, and lunch will also be served. They would appreciate your critical input as the engage in this educational Community Health Improvement process. This interactive session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

The Midwest Theater will show the movie Moana on Friday, January 20th. and Saturday, the 21st. at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $4.00 & $6.00 and the movie is rated PG and is animated. On Saturday, January 21st. at the Midwest Theater at 1:00 p.m. the premier showing of SomeoneYou Love will play. This special screening is FREE and will provide information on the Human Papilloma Virus or HPV. HPV is the cause of at least six cancers in both women and men. The vaccine for HPV is available and recommended for girls and boys when they take their 7th. grade immunizations. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. during this film vaccine will be available and you must bring your insurance or medicaid card and a parent or guardian if necessary if you are wanting to be vaccinated. There will also be a concurrent health fair from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Concerning the Midwest Theater, on Wednesday, January 25th. SOAR will host a community event at the Midwest beginning at 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. They will begin a strategic planning process to discuss the theater and it’s programming. Past, present, and future programming will be the topic of conversation and they would like to have your critical input.

Backing up a bit, on Saturday, January 21st. the Western Nebraska Arts Center will host Uncork Your Winter Blues: Carnival Rio Wine Tasting. The cost for WNAC members is $40.00 and for non-members it is $60.00. Needless to say this is an ADULTS only function. This event will be held from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. and will include wine, food pairings, decorations, and a silent auction.

Down south the Goodhand Theater in Kimball will be showing Deep Water Horizon. This will play on Friday and Saturday, January 20th. and 21st. at 7 p.m. and on Sunday as a matinee at 2 p.m. This is one that I have seen and consider it pretty good. It is based on a true story about an off shore drilling accident that happened a few years ago. Well, that is all for now so here is wishing you a great week until next time, and take care. Barb Cross at 436-7152, 641-1335, ( Mrs. Rod ).


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