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Sandhills Piecemakers Quilt Guild Hosts Annual Appearance of Pat Knoechel, Sister of Eleanor Burns

The Sandhills Piecemakers Quilting Guild of Valentine, NE is proud to present Pat Knoechel on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2-4 pm CT at the First Baptist Church, 209 N Green Street, Valentine, NE.  Pat is from California and travels the United States promoting Quilt in a Day. Pat is the sister of famous quilter Eleanor Burns. Pat brings with her this year patterns of Honeycomb, Christmas Tree & Wreath, Double Four Patch, Geese in the Garden, Pineapple, Nouveau Wedding Ring, and Chimneys and Cornerstones.  There will be a sneak preview of the new book Mystery Quilts.  Both beginners and advanced quilters will find Pat’s methods and tips applicable for their next projects.

Dessert will be served before Pat’s talk and a door prize will be given as guests arrive. Coupons for Quilt in a Day products will be drawn for during the talk.

The Sandhills Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the fourth Monday of every month at the First Baptist Church.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information please call Debby Galloway, 402-376-3471 or Helen Brock 402-376-1164


Ranchland fire menaces homes in western Nebraska

Authorities say a fire that menaced several homes has burned an estimated 150 acres of ranchland in western Nebraska.

The fire was reported Wednesday afternoon along U.S. Highway 83, about halfway between North Platte and Stapleton to the north. No injuries were reported.

Fire crews from the Stapleton, North Platte, Maxwell and Lincoln County Rural departments were called for help. The fire was under control by 4 p.m.


ALS Walk September 3rd

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. a group will gather at the Cowboy Trail picnic area behind to help raise awareness of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. There will be a short presentation and a balloon send off to honor and remember those that have suffered with or now suffer with ALS. They will then walk (for those that want to) approximately one mile. There will also be a lemonade stand/bake sale. There will also be a free will donation bucket which all proceeds will go to the Tri-City ALS Walk that Kathy Colburn will be attending on September 6th. All proceeds that go to the Tri-City ALS go to help purchase equipment, etc. that are rented or given to patients that suffer with ALS.


Team Mate Mentoring to Start Up

The Valentine Team Mates mentoring program will start up again with the beginning of a new school year. To be a mentor only requires one hour per week, during the school year, where the mentor meets with a student in the school. Mentors receive training on how to engage the student prior to the start. Contact Bonnie Rothluetner at the Valentine Middle School for more information on how you can make a difference is a young person’s life. Call 402 376 3367. You may also contact board members; Wayne Harris, Monty Neifer, Suzy Beel, Mike Burge, Jamie Isom or Marsha Bauer.


2 Injured at Holt County Fair

Friday night, August 8th, 2014, at the Holt County Fair, a storm moved in quickly and as a result two blow up rides, a bouncy house and a slide were caught by the wind and blew over.  As a result there were some injuries.

Landyn Mlady was thrown about 20 feet to the ground, she sustained a severely broken arm, chip out of her skull and 5 pelvic fractures. Word was received today, Monday, August 11, that no surgery will be needed to correct the pelvis fractures. 

Logan Eacker suffered a fractured skull and bad concussion.  He suffered a little setback Sunday morning where he was getting dehydrated and didn’t want to eat anything, probably a side effect from the concussion.  He should be getting dismissed hopefully this afternoon, Monday, August 11.

If you would like to send these kids get well wishes their addresses are:
Landyn Mlady Room 6215, The Nebraska Med Center, PO Box 6159, Omaha, NE  68198-2350
Logan Eacker, PO Box 271, Ewing, NE 68725.


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