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129th Old Settlers Annual Reunion Set for Aug 27th

129th Old Settlers Annual Reunion will be held in Sparks, NE on Saturday, August 27th.

GATE: $8 OR $25/CARLOAD

9 AM CT OPEN RODEO: Buckles awarded for First in the 15 & Under Age Groups:

6 & Under Barrels, 7-10 Barrels & Poles, 11-15 Barrels & Poles, 15 Under Breakaway & Team Roping,

16 & Over Barrels, Poles, Breakaway, Calf Roping, Team Roping, 45 & Over Breakaway,

All Ages- Ribbon Roping (Buckles for 1st ) ****RODEO ENTRIES MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE 20TH***

Contact Katie Morgan for entry information: Ph. (402) 389-1404

10 AM Bowry Program by Sally Connor

10 AM Horse Shoes

11 AM Small Sports: for all ages

Foot Races, wheel barrow race, egg toss, gunny sack race, 3 legged Race

12 NOON- Calcutta for Horse Races & Team Sorting

Following Calcutta we will run the ribbon roping & follow with Team Sorting

3 PM- HORSE RACES: TO ENTER CONTACT LYNDE FREW: (402) 322-5252

Jackpot ¼ Mile: School Marm Race: Egg & Spoon: Pony Races

QUILT SHOW STARTING AT 11 AM: MORE INFO CONTACT LOUISE BOYD

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2016 - 10 AM CHURCH SERVICE

FOR MORE INFO ON THE EVENT CONTACT: JERRY GROOMS: (402) 322-1462 OR LIZZIE MEDEMA: (402) 389-1064

 

Parade Forms Available

Parade entry forms are available in this week's edition of the Pioneer Advertiser, and also at the studios of KVSH. This year's theme is "Kick Up Your Heels". The Parade will be on Thursday, August 11 at 7 pm. Entrants will gather at the corner of B Street and Main Street at 6:30 pm. Call Carol Leonard for more information at 402-376-1432.

 

“Remembering Our Fallen” Traveling Photo Memorial on Display During Fair

The “Remembering Our Fallen” traveling photo memorial will be on display at the Cherry County Fairgrounds August 8-14.  This memorial includes military and personal photos of each of the 96 Fallen soldiers from Nebraska from the war on terror.  Local Fallen recognized in the memorial include:

SGT Cory Mracek

SPC Dennis Morgan

CPL Josiah Hollopeter

SGT Jacob Schmuecker

The public is encouraged to attend an opening ceremony for the display on Monday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.  The memorial will be on display throughout the Cherry County Fair and there is no admission charge due to the fundraising efforts of local Gold Star mother, Kelly Hollopeter, and many generous local donors.

   

Tree Limb and Branch Pile Opened Due to Storms

Due to tree damage from the last few storms, homeowners in Valentine will be able to take downed tree limbs and branches to a community pile located on the empty ground east of the high school.  This is the same location as used in the past. Nothing but tree branches will be accepted.  Commercial haulers and tree trimmers may not dump at site, but may continue to take their branches to the landfill.  The site will be accessible through Sunday, August 7th.  Please be sure to place the branches in the designated area and do not interfere with the driving range.

 

Improved Access at Duck Lake on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge

The Sandhills Prairie Refuge Association,, Nebraska Game and Park, and the Fish and Wildlife Service worked together to fund and build a handicap parking pad and walkway at Duck Lake on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge.   The walkway ends at a fishing dock that is also accessible and was purchased several years ago.  The Sandhills Prairie Refuge Association contributed $1,000 and Nebraska Game and Parks $1,200 toward the cost of the 14 yards of concrete needed to build the parking pad and sidewalk.   Volunteers Mark Lindvall and Jake Ohlman,  refuge staff, and Game and Parks workers built the forms in one day and poured the concrete on another.  Game and Parks brought down a skid loader to help out with the landscaping and Ohlman Building Center provided a power screed.  Valentine Refuge workers took out the forms and did the finish grading.  The pad, walkway, and dock are now ready for the public to enjoy.  The dock extends out into the lake and should offer good chances to catch a fish.  Check it out next time you are at the refuge.

   

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