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2015 Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Traveling Art Show

The Sand Painters Art Guild will be hosting the 2015 Association of Nebraska Clubs Awards Traveling Show at the Valentine Public Library from October 1st through October 19th during library hours. This show was juried at the 2015 Conference in Columbus earlier this summer.   The award winners where selected from over 300 works of art.   Awards of Certificate of Excellence or higher will be included in this show to travel to over 20 different cities in Nebraska.

Local Sand Painter  - David Dorsey’s painting  “A Safe Place”, is included in this show.

The show is free and open to the public during regular library hours.  Please come in the back door on the alley side while construction is continuing.


Parade of Lights, November 28th

The public is encouraged to get involved in the “Heart of Christmas Parade” and festivities on November 28th in Valentine. Several civic groups have put together an event to say thank you to the businesses and the community for supporting their activities throughout the year.

There will be a parade of lights at 6pm on 28th with entrants lining up at 5:30 at Valentine Livestock. The parade will end at the corner of Main and 5th streets. Entries for the parade will be available at Old West Days this weekend or at State Farm Insurance. Carol Leonard will be the parade chairman and can be reached at 402 376 1432.

As part of the celebration there will be a Christmas Tree decorating contest. Organizations throughout the community will be decorating trees in business windows competing for prizes and a People’s Choice Award. Any business that would like to have a tree in their window, should contact Eve Miller at 402 425 3303.

Debbie Schipporeit is the overall event chairman and can be reached at 402 376 0471.


Over $10,000 raised Saturday


The Sandhills Cancer Fund 7th annual Riders Unite for the fight against cancer was held this past Saturday, October 3rd. Many of the activities during the day were postponed because of cold and wet weather. A large crowd showed up for the supper and benefit auctions held in Johnstown at the community hall.

Unofficially, over $10,000 was raised during the event. 100%  of the money raised will stay local and be used to help those who suffer from cancer. Over the past 7 years the Sandhills Cancer Fund has given out more than $110,000 to 262 people in 34 communities in the region.


Ford and Wolf CK Homecoming Royalty


The 2015 Homecoming Royalty at Cody Kilgore Schools


Freshman Class -  Kenzie Barnes and Jared Tolliver


Sophomore Class - Sydney Adamson and Tyce Stoner


Junior Class - Kaitlyn Barnes and Riley Collier


Senior Attendants - Eva Oliver and J.T. Adamson


Queen - Grace Ford


King - Walker Wolff


Grass Fire North Of Wood Lake


A grass fire was reported North of Wood Lake, NE on Wednesday at about 12:20, when Wood Lake Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to fight the fire. Wood Lake crews requested mutual aid from Valentine Volunteer Fire Department about 20 minutes later. Valentine sent a couple grass rigs and a tanker to help tackle the blaze. Crews were on scene until about 1:45 before trucks began to return to the fire hall.

Stay tuned for more details on that fire.


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