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Coffee With a Cop

 

On February 29, officers from the Valentine Police Department and community members will come together in an informal gathering to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 2 p.m. on February 29th, 2016 at McDonald’s on Highway 20 and Main St. Officers will be available until 4 p.m. for open discussion.  Please contact Chief Dana Miller with questions: (402) 376-3055 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Valentine Police department’s work in Valentine.

 

Speech Results from Stuart

Will Major 6th place in persuasive

Taryn Adams 7th place in humorous

Raelyn Adams 7th place in poetry

The speech team will compete next on Saturday, February 13th in Grand Island at their "Blue and Gold invitational tournament".

 

Valentine Vets' Club Soup Contest Winners

It's often said that the third time is the charm and it was certainly true for LeeAnn Wagner. Wagner captured first in the 2016 Valentine Vet's Club Soup Contest Feb. 5 with her Cheeseburger soup.

It was a close race once again with Elizabeth Walz following closely in second with her Ramen Chicken Noodle. Wagner won $100 in Valentine Chamber Bucks and Walz was awarded $75 in Chamber Bucks.

Debbi Hoffman and Michelle Ricks had also won their individual rounds and were competing in the finale. Both received free oil change certificates for their work; Ricks from Tehrani Motor Company and Hoffman from Tony's Tire and Auto Repair.

The evening included the Soup Contest Raffle, during which those present won numerous prizes donated by area businesses. A complete list of donations was in last week's paper.

In addition, the Soup Contest Committee gave away two star quilts, won by Elizabeth Walz and Wynn Bailey, Bismarck, ND. Kelli Sokol won the grand prize of a Remington Model 700 .243 rifle. Tom Lancaster won the Winchester Model 94 Buffalo Bill lever action commemorative and Merrill Feller got the Heritage Rough Rider .22 pistol.

   

Coffee With a Cop February 29th

On February 29, 2016, officers from the Valentine Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 2 p.m. on February 29th, 2016 at McDonald’s on Highway 20 and Main St. Officers will be available until 4 p.m. for open discussion.  Please contact Chief Dana Miller with questions: (402) 376-3055 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Valentine.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Valentine Police Chief Dana Miller. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.   The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

 

Sand painters art show during 2016 Heart City Bull Bash

The Sand Painters Art Guild will have an art show on display during the 15th Annual Heart City Bull Bash in Valentine, NE. The show will be from 10 am-3 pm on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Security First Bank at 253 N Main St in Valentine. Please join us for a great display of art from area artists. Sand Painters Art Guild is based in the Valentine, NE area. It is one of the largest of the 40 art clubs in the Association of Nebraska Art Cubs.
In conjunction with the Sand Painters Art Show, the Hereford bull sculpture Golden Design 14 will be also be featured during the 15th annual Heart City Bull Bash at Security First Bank on Main Street. In 1975 Hereford breeder Charlie Warner of Waverly commissioned artist Arlo Bray to create a bull that looked similar to Charlies favorite herd bull, Golden Design 14. After Charlie passed away the sculpture was stored for 20 years in an out building on the Warner Farm.  It was found, cleaned, repainted and is now traveling across Nebraska for display at schools and cattle events.

   

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