Valentine Vets' Club Soup Contest - Round 1 Results
Monday, 12 January 2015 09:11
The 11th Annual Vets’ Club Soup contest was just the ticket to warm everyone up Friday night when an enthusiastic crowd chose Debbi Hoffman’s Country Potato as the first round winner.
Vying with Hoffman were Ray Shields’ Cheesy Broccoli with Bacon, Ed Bacon’s 1964 Bean Soup, Kate Fullerton’s Burger Bean Bonanza and Rick Lurz’s Country Soup.
Hoffman won a $25 gift card from Henderson’s IGA, and the other contestants were given gift baskets as a thank you for entering. All contestants also received $20 in free raffle tickets.
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. A complete listing can be found on posters around town. Just a few of the many items to be given away are two star quilts, 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.
Check at the Vets’ Club 402-376-3603 if interested in entering the soup contest. Slots are available for all weeks, Jan. 16, 23 and 30.
Come and join us every Friday!
The Vets’ Club would like to thank all of the area merchants who help support all of its activities.
House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipeline
Saturday, 10 January 2015 08:06
The House has overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline despite a veto threat from the White House.
The bill passed Friday on a 266-153 vote, one of the first pieces of legislation considered by the Republican-controlled Congress. It was the 10th vote the House had taken since July 2011 to advance the $7 billion project, which would carry oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
The Senate has a test vote on Monday with enough support to pass an identical bill.
Hours before the House vote, Nebraska's highest court tossed out a lawsuit challenging the pipeline's route, an obstacle the White House said it needed removed to make a decision on the project. The White House veto threat was based partly on the outstanding Nebraska case.
The director of a group leading opposition to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is denouncing the Nebraska Supreme Court's tossing of a lawsuit over it.
Jane Kleeb, executive director of Bold Nebraska, sobbed Friday morning following the release of the court's opinion throwing out the lawsuit, even though a majority of judges agreed that the landowners who sued should have won their case.
Because it raised a constitutional question, a supermajority of five judges was needed to rule on the law. But three justices found that the landowners didn't prove they had standing to file the lawsuit.
Kleeb says she is still confident the White House will not approve federal permits needed to build the pipeline, but says opponents will consider other ways to try to block the project.