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Semi Truck Accident, Minor Injuries Reported

Area emergency crews responded at about 9pm Thursday night to a semi tanker that rolled-over on Highway 20 south of Valentine.  According to Cherry County Sheriff Deputy Wickman, a southbound semi truck belonging to Abbott Trucking began hydroplaning and went off the highway.  The trucks tanker trailer jack-knifed into the highway and sideswiped the trailer of a northbound semi truck trailer which continued into Valentine.  Only minor injuries were reported.  Vehicles were detoured onto the "old" section of highway 20 off the main route to keep traffic flow open.  Valentine Volunteer Fire Department, Cherry County Hospital Ambulance Service, Valentine Police Department, and Cherry County Sheriff's Office as well as other agencies responded to the Accident.

 

IHS awards $700K contract aimed at improving patient care

The Indian Health Service has awarded a one-year, $700,000 contract to an independent expert to help federal government-operated medical facilities improve patient care and safety.

The IHS says the contract with The Joint Commission for accreditation services will help test the readiness of IHS hospitals for compliance surveys conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Officials say the training and education will benefit IHS facilities in the Dakotas, Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

The IHS says it's also responding to requirements of agreements with CMS for the Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in South Dakota. Recent issues at those hospitals have highlighted poor health care services at government-run facilities caring for Native Americans across the country.

 

 

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.

 

Nebraska Star Party starts this weekend

The Nebraska Star Party returns to Merrit Resevior area this weekend. The event will run July 30th through August 5th. The theme this year is Parade of the Planets. This year all seven planets along with Pluto will be lined up beginning in the early evening. On Wednesday the star party moves to Valentine High School for the field school, swap meet, children’s program and speaker. This year’s guest speaker will be Hap Griffith, close up launch photography. The public star party will be Friday the 5th at 9pm at the Snake River Campground area at Merritt. For more information go to nebraskastarparty.org.

   

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