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Events around Valentine this Weekend

There is a full slate of events in store for Valentine this weekend. Old West Days and Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering kicks of this evening, with a BBQ for $5 at Security First Bank's Parking Lot. The BBQ runs from 4:30 until 6:30 pm. Then head on over to Valentine High School for the first performance of the Old Time Melodrama at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. On Friday, more Old West Days events take place at the High School. At 9 am there will be poetry and music sessions. The trade show, western art show, and quilt show opens at 10 am. The featured performance is at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for the featured performance and are also available at the door. Old West Days activities continue on Saturday at the High School, and details are located on their website at: http://www.nebraskacowboypoetrygathering.com/.

Also taking place on Saturday is the Pumpkin Patch craft show at the 4-H building that begins at 10 am.  The Sandhills Cancer Fund Riders Unite For The Fight Against Cancer is on Saturday as well. Motorcycle ride info, call 402-760-0058, horseback info 402-382-8106, bicycle info 307-399-7360, car club info 402-382-1044 and ATV info 701-260-9267. Freewill donation dinner will be at 7 pm at Brown County Community hall in Johnstown with silent & live auctions.

The Farmer's Market will be at the Henderson's IGA parking lot on Saturday from 9 am until noon. Senior citizens coupons are accepted.

Sunday wraps up Old West Days with special services around town at various churches. There is also a trail ride at 2 pm. Directions from Valentine: head 6 miles east on Highway 12, then take a right past a mound of millings that is currently there. Head about a 1/2 mile to get to the meeting location, and be sure to get there before 2 pm. There will be signs. The Old Time Melodrama has their final performance at 7:30 pm.

Be sure to get out and about this weekend to enjoy all of the activities around town!


 

Nebraska free vision tests offered to 3-year-olds

A new program will see participating Nebraska optometrists offering free vision tests to 3-year-old children.

The program was created by the Nebraska Optometric Association in cooperation with the Nebraska Foundations for Children's Vision. It coincides with Gov. Dave Heineman's proclamation naming October "See to Learn" month.

York optometrist Nancy Dob says 20 percent of children entering kindergarten have an undetected vision problem. She says that increases to more than 30 percent by the time those children graduate from high school.

Parents can find out which optometrists are participating in their community by calling 1-800-960-EYES or visiting www.nechildrensvision.org.

 

Celebrate My Drive

Valentine High School will be participating in a national campaign to encourage safe driving along with State Farm Insurance which organized the event now in its 3rd year. From October 15th through the 24th, the Valentine High School Student Council encourages area citizens to go to http://celebratemydrive.com/ to take a short two question driving quiz and then vote for the Valentine School. First place in the contest will be a $100,000 grant to the school and a concert for the youth by The Band Perry. The school could also win a $25,000 grant for second place. Valentine will compete in the less than 750 student school category. Again, voting will take place October 15th through the 24th and you must provide a date of birth and an email. There is only one vote per email address per day. The email addresses will not be used for any marketing or other uses. Go to http://celebratemydrive.com/ for more details, or call 402 376-2810 and talk to Megan.

 

   

Minimum Wage Discussion on Comment Program

WEDNESDAY MORNING ON THE KVSH COMMENT PROGRAM OUR GUESTS WILL BE JIM VOKAL OF THE PLATTE INSTITUTE AND BUD PETTIGREW WHO IS CHAIRMAN OF THE CHERRY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY. JOIN US FOR A DISCUSSION ON THE PROS AND CONS OF THE PROPOSED 23% INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE IN NEBRASKA WHICH VOTERS WILL DECIDE ON IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS. THATS WEDNESDAY AT 10:15 ON KVSH RADIO.

 

Fall Wildland Fire Prevention

Due to a wet spring and summer, some grassy areas are dry and flammable; and could go up in flames with one careless spark. Remember, during dry conditions, one less spark means one less wildfire. Here are some suggestions to help prevent unwanted wildland fires:

For Campers, Hunters and Drivers:

* If you do not need a fire do not build one.

* Use established camp fire rings when available.

* Make sure campfires are away from overhanging branches, steep slopes and leaves.

* Keep water and a shovel near the campfire.

* Douse campfire with water and stir one hour before leaving.

* Make sure the fire is cool to the touch before leaving the area-even if you are leaving for a short hike.

* Children should always be supervised by adults whenever there is a campfire.

* Only smoke in approved areas and dispose of smoking materials properly.

* While driving, avoid pulling over into areas with tall grass. Hot catalytic converters or exhaust particles can ignite grasses along the roadway.

* If pulling a trailer, make sure chains are not dragging along the pavement as the sparks can fly and start a fire.

For Landowners:

* Thin trees and brush near structures.

* Remove weeds and mow dry grasses.

* Clear twig and leaf litter from roofs and gutters.

* Stack firewood well away from structures.

* Surround structures with drought and fire-resistant or irrigated landscape.

* Have a plan for evacuation

 

 

   

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