Sand Painters Open Art Show Results
Saturday, 08 August 2015 07:39
The 26th Annual Sand Painters Open Show held at the Cherry County Fair was a great success with over 100 entries from the sandhills region.
This year’s judge and guest artist was Rita Kirkman of New Branfels, TX. “This is one of the most difficult shows to judge for me, as the quality of work is exceptional. There are never enough awards”, Kirkman remarked. Results of the adult division are:
Best of Show - David Dorsey of Valentine, “Still life with pears” - acrylic
1st Place - Chris Mosner of Valentine, “It Hurts”, photography, mixed media
2nd Place – Christine “CM” Cernetisch, Burke, SD - “Bill’s Road” pastel
3rd Place- Chana Orton of Mills, NE “Ansley” pencil
Receiving the Betty Kime Founding Member Memorial is Sharon Oliver – “Not Just Any Lilly Pond” (donated by Dave and Annie Kime family)
Veronica Heelan Founding Member Memorial Award is Barb Wiltfang Fay (Anne Cass) – Winter Blue Jays, pencil
Claudia Bestol Memorial Award: Rick Yusten of Gordon, NE “Sandhills Trail”
The Douglas Ballard Memorial awards for outstanding photography are;
1st place: Chris Davis of Valentine, “Catching A Wink” Photography
2nd place: Ken Santi of Valentine, “International Harvester” Photography
Certificates of Excellence:
1. Joan Swim of Springview, “Tonka Harvest” -pencil
2. Celeste Sullivan of Springview, “Beneather the Green” -Oil
3. Layne Mills of Calloway, NE “First Bite” – oil
4. Patti Coslor of Sargent, NE “End of Day”, watercolor
5. June Sheppard of Calloway, NE - “Abandoned”
6. Pat Schemmer of Valentine, NE – “Orange Shirt on Main St.” pastel
7. Mary Smith of Calloway, NE – “Clouds” pastel
1. Rick Yusten of Gordon, NE - “The Crick” – oil
2. Chana Orton –“A fan of Art” pencil
3. David Dorsey – “She Carries the Water” Acrylic
4. Pat Schemmer – “Minnechaduza Winter” – photography
5. Tammy Jett – “Tranquil Moments” Broken Bow, acrylic
6. Barb Wiltfang Fay – “Holding for the wrangler” pencil
The Sand Painters Open Art Show Youth Division results are:
Schemmer Youth Art Award –: Duncan Mosner – “The Veteran’s Wall” pastel
1st Place – Raden Orton – “Down the Road” oil pastel
2nd Place - Rita Woodraska “ Bird” - acrylic
3rd Place - Finley Mosner – “Remember Josiah” pastel
Honorable mentions – Rita Woodraska – “Summer” ; Finley Mosner – “Self Portrait”, Duncan Mosner – “3-D Hands”
The Sand Painters Art Guild would like to thank the Cherry County Fair Board for their hard work and support for our show and workshop.
Former Valentine Resident Dies in Omaha Shooting
Friday, 07 August 2015 14:45
A 24-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Omaha Friday morning, August 7th, 2015.
The Omaha Police Department says a suspect is in custody; they say he is 60-year-old James Cotton. Cotton is charged with 1st degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
Bare's family says Cotton has threatened Bare in the past, KETV's Chinh Doan reported.
Police said a weapon was recovered from the scene.
Neighbor George Baker said he heard the gunfire Friday morning.
"Loud explosion like a kind of firecracker or something," is how he described the sound.
Baker soon realized the noise wasn't coming from fireworks.
"I was looking for anybody or anything that might have thrown a fire work or something. Then this girl and guy came running between the houses towards my house and they were screaming that 'he'd been shot, he'd been shot,' " Baker said.
Baker said he tried to render aid to the victim while he told his wife to call 911.
"I went up there and that's when I saw the gentlemen on the ground, and I checked for a pulse and really couldn't feel one, but he was still breathing slightly," Baker said.
Trevor Bare's mother says her son found out just yesterday that the suspect moved into the same rental home as him.
That's when the family became concerned, because the two men have had issues in the past.
Wanda Bare says this is the latest tragedy the family has had to endure.
“We lost his dad five years ago and Trevor held us all together,” she said.
Wanda says Trevor was standing outside at 43rd and Marcy, near a side door of the rental home, when he was shot.
Police say Cotton ran off, but the Metro Task Force tracked him down a few hours later.
Wanda believes the suspect was her roommate half a year ago at another rental home.
She says Cotton has threatened their family in the past, but she never thought it would end in gunfire.
Bare was a father of three young boys, one of them just 2 months old.
Now as police investigate the motive, Trevor's mom says she's thankful for the years he spent with her.