Niobrara Birds Art Contest
Thursday, 24 January 2013 06:42
To build excitement for the Great American Backyard Bird Count to be held February 15-18, the Niobrara Council is sponsoring a coloring contest for area children Pre-K through 5thgrade. The coloring contest features different species of birds found along the Niobrara National Scenic River. Participants are encouraged to research the birds and submit entries with accurate colors and markings. Winners will be selected for each age group: Pre-K, K-2, and 3-5. Coloring sheets are available at the Niobrara Council Office or can be downloaded at niobraracouncil.org. All entries are due by 4:00 p.m. on February 9 and they may be dropped off or mailed ahead of time. The Niobrara Council will be hosting an Open House on February 9 from 11-4 (as part of Bull Bash festivities) to kick-off the Bird Count.
For students in grades 6-12 and adults, there will be an art contest. Classes include photography, sketch, painting, and other art media. Contestants may submit one entry per class. Entries must feature birds of the Niobrara National Scenic River. More detailed guidelines are available on the Niobrara Council website. Entries for the art contest are due at the Niobrara Council Office by 11:00 a.m. on February 9 so they may be displayed during the Open House. Winners will be selected and announced at 4:00 p.m. that day.
Coloring contest and art entries will be displayed at the Niobrara Council Office until the end of February.
2013 Alumni Reunion
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:44
Plans are underway for the 2013 Valentine High School Alumni Reunion. The Class of 1988 is the host class this year and have scheduled the reunion for June 29. Tickets will be available at Fashions in Valentine. Deadline to purchase tickets will be June 15th. For questions or additional alumni information call Deanna Scott at 376-6112 or Lisa Mathis in the evenings at 376-3220.