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Winner Hospital Gift

Winner Regional Healthcare Center says it has received a gift of more than $3 million from the estate of two brothers who spent their lives farming in the area.   Raymond Erickson and John Erickson named the facility as the sole beneficiary of their estate.   Interim CEO John Osse says the hospital is filled with gratitude for the men who chose to bestow the gift of health on the community.   Winner Regional Healthcare Center, a member of the Sanford Health system, serves a seven-county area. It includes a not-for-profit hospital, long-term care facility and rural health clinic and employs more than 200 people.   John Erickson died in 2009 when both brothers had retired and moved to Winner. Younger brother Raymond, who was John's sole beneficiary, died in November 2011.

 

$5,500 Raised in Rancher Challenge

This year’s annual Cherry County Relay for Life will be held on June 22nd at the Valentine High School Football field. A change this year will be the hours of the event. Activities will officially begin at 6pm on the 22nd and conclude at 1am the following morning. To help kick off the fund raising event, KVSH hosted the 2nd annual Ranchers Challenge during the Comment program. Ranchers phoned in pledges ranging from 50 to 500 dollars. Challenges also came from law firms, banks, home based businesses and ranch hands. After about 35 minutes of pledges, $5,500 was raised for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

Those donations can be dropped off at the studios of KVSH or sent to either Kim Epke or Vicki Green. Kims address is 604 East 5th Street and Vicki’s is 110 Lakeshore Drive, both in Valentine. If you need more information you can call 376-5852 or 376-3678. It would be appreciated if donations can be mailed or dropped off as soon as possible. A big thank you from the Relay for Life Committee for all the contributions for this hears event.

 

4H Communications Contest

 

The public is invited to attend the 2013 Cherry County 4-H Communications and Expressive Arts Contest on Saturday, April 20 at the Valentine Rural High School Auditorium.

The speech, presentation and job interview contests will begin at 10 AM CT, with the music and talent contest beginning at noon. Nebraska 4-H CEA Contests promote the positive development of youth skills in communication, organization, public speaking, and presentations, as well as talent and musical performance. The winners at the county level in speech, public service announcements and presentations have the opportunity to advance to regional and state competitions.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend and enjoy the performances and support the Cherry County 4-Hers. Please use the southwest door entrance.

   

chamber meeting

 

 

 

 

THE VALENTINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ELECTED OFFICERS AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING THIS WEEK. BOARD MEMBERS RE-ELECTED WERE MONTY NEIFFER, KIRK SHARP, STEVE ISOM AND DAVE DENT....TAKING OVER AS PRESIDENT IS ROBERT JOSEPH...STEVE ISOM WAS ELECTED AS VICE PRESIDENT AND NADEANE ALLARD REMAINS AS SECRETARY-TREASURER.

 

ON THE CHAMBERS AGENDA INCLUDED THE MINNECHADUZA DAYS AND TURTLE RACES SET FOR JULY 13TH. SAND VOLLEYBALL, FUN RUN AND DISC GOLF ARE BEING PLANNED FOR THE DAY. THE PARK IS ALSO OPEN TO ANY ONE WANTING TO SET UP A BOOTH DISPLAY DURING THE DAY AT NO CHARGE.

 

THE CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT IS ALSO SET FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 31ST AT THE PINES AT THE PRARIE CLUB. ENTRY FEE FOR THE THREE PERSON SCRAMBLE IS 300 DOLLARS. ONLY 30 TEAMS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH SEVERAL TEAMS ALREADY SIGNED UP TO PLAY ONE OF THE TOP COURSES IN THE STATE.

 

Niobrara Classified As Endangered River

Officials say downstream sediment problems have put the Niobrara River on a list of the nation's most endangered rivers.  The American Rivers conservation group announced Wednesday that the nearly 570-mile-long river was 10th on the 2013 list. The Colorado River led the list.  The Niobrara begins in Wyoming and flows through northern Nebraska. It joins the Missouri River near the top of Lewis and Clark Lake, the reservoir formed by Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D.  American Rivers says the Missouri River sediment backs up in Lewis and Clark Lake.

   

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