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Good morning everyone, I hope this week has been treating you well. Valentine’s Day has come and gone and our next holiday will be St. Patrick’s Day.

I just want to say that I was wrong about the Valentine’s Day movie that played in Kimball at the Goodhand Theater. That actually was the name of the movie.

As far as other days that are officially recognized, Ground Hog’s Day doesn’t mean too much to me. Shoot he could come out in one part of the county and see his shadow, and come out at the same time in another part and not see it. Weather man is almost as good.

However, we do have a few folks celebrating a birthday this week and they include: Mycala Jones, Gabe Olsen, Jeff Jackson, Shawn Fulk, Roger McGowan III, Ben McGowan II, Robin Parsons, Tina McKeehan, Renae Hobby, Keaton Fisher, Riley McNees, Jerren Yazdgerdi, and Wyatt Reichenberg. Happy Birthday!

Anniversary couple of the week is Mr. & Mrs. Don Cashler, congratulations!

The Central Banner County 4-H Club had their regular meeting last Sunday, February 19th with approximately 10 members and about a half dozen Clover Leaf kids whom are anxious to turn eight. Projects were finished up and the Livestock Quality Assurance training was scheduled before the next meeting. It will be held at 3 p.m. March 19th in the school cafeteria and the regular meeting will begin at 4 p.m. If you are not showing an animal at fair you do not need to attend the Quality Assurance meeting.

On the Banner County Wildcat Sports page for this week changes are in the air. Friday, February 24th the girls basketball district finals will finish up in Scottsbluff. No further information was available, so please call the school at 436-5262.

Also on that same evening, the Winter Dance will take place beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. in the little gym of the Banner County School. Royalty will be crowned at the dance.

The Speech students will have a meet the following day Saturday, February 25th in Gering and on Wednesday, March 1st. the FFA students will have a contest in Kimball at the High School. Once again, no time on either activities and no place for the Speech students. The number to call is 436-5262.

The track students will begin running the perimeter and possibly other streets here in town beginning on Monday, February 27th. They sometimes run on the spur also and are usually in orange vests, but still please be aware. I know a few gals that like to run here in town and they sure could use an orange vest, or run on the side of the road facing traffic, safer that way. Don’t know what the rules are on that one.

Well I am sad to say that Banner County has lost another resident, although for several years Bill Nelson has lived in the valley. I always enjoyed talking to Bill because he had some pretty good stories about Banner County. He was also one champion horse shoe pitcher, and I am sure he will be missed by many friends and his family.

The weekend of February 24th & 25th will offer plenty to do in Kimball. On Friday, February 24 the first annual Redneck Gala- Dress to Unimpress will be held at the Kimball Event Center. The fun and games for the entire family will begin at 6 p.m. and at 9 p.m. until midnight those of you that are 21 years of age and older can enjoy live music provided by the Stahla Ford Band, play beer pong, redneck horseshoes, and more fun and games. There will also be pulled pork sandwiches with chips available for purchase, and admittance is Free.

On Saturday evening, February 25th the Friends of the Library will host the 3rd. annual Murder Mystery dinner fundraiser. Presented will be The Mysterious Affair at Stirling Hall. 1910 - early 1920 era dress is encouraged and tickets are sold in advance only. They are available at the Kimball Public Library, or call 308-360-1263, or e-mail them at [email protected] The entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and a pasta buffet diner will be included.

Up north at the Midwest Theater the Indie Lens Pop-Up will present: The Bad Kids at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd. This film is Free and coffee and cookies will be served during the discussion period following.

On Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25 the Oscar nominated film “Manchester By the Sea“ will play at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday as a matinee at 1:30 p.m. There is a cost for members and for non-members and is rated R. Also on Saturday, February 25th there will be a matinee at 1:30 p.m. This one is ‘Kubo and the Two Strings‘ and is animated and rated PG.

Speaking of strings, on Monday, February 27th the Russian String Orchestra will perform at the Midwest Theater at 7:30 p.m. There is a cost for members, and non-members. This group is formed of some of Russia’s finest young string players and travel quite extensively.

Beginning on Saturday, February 25th the Riverside Discovery Center will present “ Discovery Chats.” This will be from 1 -2 p.m. and is free with admission to Riverside Discovery Center. This first one is a presentation by Lorin King who is a WNCC Science Lead and the subject will be Palentology. These chats are billed as ‘adult learning opportunities.’

Well folks that is all for now, take care and have a great week. Contact me at [email protected], 436-7152, or 641-1335. Barb Cross (Mrs. Rod).


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