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Cherry Todd Rate Increase

The board of directors of Cherry-Todd Electric voted to authorize a rate increase at their regular meeting on December 22nd. An overall rate increase of 4 percent was approved. An increase in residential electric rates is not unique to Cherry Todd or even this area. According to the US Energy Information Administration, average prices rose in all area of the country. Extreme weather, heavy snowfall, and bitterly cold temperature during winter of 2013-2014 are partly responsible for the increase. Electricity is produced in part by coal fired plants. Due to federal regulations by the EPA, coal producers are closing plants rather than converting to meet new guidelines. Cherry Todd members will see the increase in their bills next month.

 

 

Founder Forum at Sinte Gleska

The Sinte Gleska University 45th annual Founders Forums will be held this week at the multipurpose building in Mission. Each day begins with a forum to discuss such topics as Lakota Culture and Language, economics, and tribal treaties. There will be other activities, both educational and entertaining throughout the week. Those activities include drum contest, grass dance, jingle dance, and a supper each evening.

 

Free Business Marketing Workshop in Valentine January 29 - Note Change of Location

A free marketing workshop is scheduled for Thursday evening, January 29, from 6-9 pm at the Peppermill Restaurant on Hwy 20, Valentine, Nebraska.

Whether you are an existing business, or you are interested in starting  a business, this free workshop is for you. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The topic of this Marketing Workshop is “How to Squeeze More Out of Your  Marketing.”David Buchholz, guest speaker, has shared his expertise in marketing with Cherry County businesses in the past.David is president of David & Associates, a Nebraska-based communications firm with over 30 years of marketing experience.

At this workshop you will learn basic marketing principles that have a bottom-line impact on your business, establish an identity for your business, three ways to build your business, learn how to compete on value-not price, connect with your customer, and build your business without wasting a lot of money.

Register Today for this valuable workshop by calling Kathy Drake at 402-394-1790, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

   

Cowboy Fast Draw Heart City Jackpot Shoot This Weekend

THE COWBOY FAST DRAW HEART CITY JACKPOT SHOOT IS TAKING PLACE THIS WEEKEND, JANUARY 31ST AND FEBRUARY 1ST, AT THE CHERRY COUNTY FAIRGROUND SHOW BARN. OVER 30 CONTESTANTS HAVE ENTERED SO FAR. COME OUT ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY TO SEE THE FAST DRAW COMPETITION, WHICH STARTS AROUND 9 AM ON SATURDAY. CONCESSIONS SALES WILL GO TOWARD THE NEBRASKA FOSTER ADOPTIVE PARENTS ASSOCIATION, SO COME OUT TO SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE AND SEE SOME LIGHTNING FAST SHOOTING. ANY QUESTIONS, CALL DEAN STORMS AT 605-557-3337.

 

Vets’ Club Soup Contest 4th round

After losing by one vote to the eventual winner last year, Jolene Egger redeemed herself Friday night at the Vets’ Club 11th Annual Soup Contest. Egger’s Taco soup pulled out another close contest, but it was enough to put her in the Feb. 6 finale’.

Last year, Diane Hamling’s Country Ham Chowder beat Egger’s Taco by one vote, also in the third round. Hamling went on to win the finale’ leaving Egger wondering “what if?”

This year was also close, though. Only five votes separated her and Jerod Swanson’s South of Town Potato soup. The contestant field was filled out by Deanna Schmit’s Chicken Noodle, and Ed Bacon’s Just Chili. All contestants were given $20 in free raffle tickets.

Egger won a $25 gift card from The Plains Trading Co. She is now eligible to win the $100 Valentine Chamber Bucks grand prize in the finale’ or the $75 second prize.

Check at the Vets’ Club 402-376-3603 if interested in entering the soup contest. Only one week, Jan. 30, is left for semi-finale rounds.

All of those tasting and voting on the soups received a free raffle ticket. The raffle will be held at the contest finale’ Feb. 6 and you must be present to win. The grand prizes for the raffle are a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun, a Savage .243 rifle, and a Savage .223 rifle,

Additional raffle prizes include numerous gift certificates and donations from area businesses. Just a few of the many items to be given away are two star quilts, a tree stand, jewelry, pet products, pool cues, home decor and tools. Stop at the Vets’ Club to see all of the prizes that will be given away Feb. 6.

   

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