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A Christmas Carol Production

 

KVSH RADIO, THE VALENTINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND THE VALENTINE AREA ARTS COUNCIL BRINGS YOU THE SECOND ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF CHARLES DICKENS' “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” THIS SUNDAY EVENING LIVE FROM THE VALENTINE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM BEGINNING AT 7PM. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO WATCH IT IN PERSON AT THE AUDITORIUM FOR A FREE WILL DONATION TO THE SANDHILLS CANCER FUND. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT OUT, YOU CAN LISTEN AT 940AM OR ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB STREAMING AT KVSH.COM. THIS PRODUCTION WILL BE REBROADCAST ON CHRISTMAS MORNING FROM 11-NOON.

 

Information Sought on Killing of Mountain Lion

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking information on a female mountain lion that was illegally shot and left in the Pine Ridge National Forest south of Chadron in Dawes County.

An individual hunting in the area reported finding the mountain lion, which was estimated to be about a year and a half old, late last week. Officials immediately began an investigation and have collected evidence at the scene. They believe the animal was shot in either late November or early December.

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call Game and Parks or the Nebraska Wildlife Crime Stoppers at 1-800-742-7627.  Hotline callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

 

 

Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.

National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970, and that’s no coincidence. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancellations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments.

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. With a shelf life of 42 days, red blood cells must be constantly replenished to maintain an adequate supply for patients. Individuals who come out to give blood Jan. 1 through Jan. 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Cherry County

Valentine

Jan. 8: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Catholic Church Parish Hall, 400 W. 5th St.

Locally, you may call Jeanie Cozad to schedule an appointment at 402-376-4715.

Custer County

Broken Bow

Jan. 5: 2 - 7 p.m., Municipal Building, 314 S. 10th

Grant County

Hyannis

Jan. 7: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hyannis High School, 332 E. Highway 2

Holt County

ONeill

Jan. 5: noon to 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 410 W. Douglas St.

Jan. 6: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 410 W. Douglas St.

Hooker County

Mullen

Jan. 5: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bullseye Building, 203 N. Grant Ave.

Sherman County

Loup City

Jan. 7: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Loup City Community Center, 723 N. 8th

Valley County

Ord

Jan. 13: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Veteran's Club, 246 S. 15th St.

Wheeler County

Bartlett

Jan. 7: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Wheeler Central High School, 600 Randolph St.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

   

"Fill An Empty Stocking" Project in Valentine

Leo Brinda Post 90 and the Sons of the American Legion in Valentine are sponsoring the annual Fill An Empty Stocking and Share the Gift of Reading projects. Parents and guardians who wish to sign up their children need to fill out the forms at Union Bank & Trust on Highway 20 in Valentine on or before December 15.

A Christmas tree poster will be placed in the Veterans Club window, with each un-adopted family of children represented. Each note will display the family number, gender and age of each in that family. Local folks may choose a number and adopt a "family of children". Please phone 402-376-2443 to adopt on or BEFORE December 15. After adopting, select gifts of your choice, wrap them, mark them with age, gender, and family number; and then drop them off on the porch at 427 North Main Street.

The deadline to turn in "adopted family donations" and books is Thursday, December 17.

Books are also needed for children of all ages (1-18). Please donate books in new or in very good condition that you know your own children or grandchildren would enjoy. Drop boxes for books are located at the Valentine Library Lobby, Plains Trading Company Booksellers, and the Valentine Elementary School. These books will be sorted and distributed to the children who benefit from the "Fill An Empty Stocking" project chaired by the American Legion Family.

Delivery of these Christmas gifts and books will take place on Saturday, December 20 at 8 am. For more information, please phone 402-376-2443. Post 90 and the Sons are hopeful that no children will be left out and are grateful for the community's help with this annual holiday project that fills the heart of both the giver and the child.

 

Arrests Made on December 8th by Brown County Sheriff's and Nebraska State Patrol

Residents in the Ainsworth area may have seen a lot of activity by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol on Monday, December 8, 2014.

According to Brown County Attorney David M. Streich, on December 8th the Brown County Sheriff’s Office along with the Nebraska State Patrol, after several months of investigation, served five (5) arrest warrants and served one search warrant on a residence in Ainsworth. Arrested were Edgar Todd King, age 44 of Ainsworth, Nicholas Hoff, age 28 of Ainsworth, Eliza Sutton, age 32 of Ainsworth, Robert Allen, age 54 of Ainsworth and Stacy Reed, age 35 of Ainsworth.

All individuals have been charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. King also has been charged with Possession of and Manufacturing of Methamphetamine.

The conspiracy charges are Class II Felonies, with a possible penalty of incarceration of one year to 50 years. Arraignments of the individuals are scheduled for December 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Bond on those arrested was initially set at $100,000.00/ten percent.

Additional arrests are anticipated.

   

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