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Niobrara Council Hosting Chipping Day in Valentine

The Niobrara Council will be hosting a chipping day in Valentine on Saturday, May 31st. The primary targeted properties for the chipping event are within the newly formed FIREWISE community boundaries, which are:

East side of Main Street primarily north of 7th Street

West side of Main Street primarily north of 4th Street

In an effort to reduce the available fuel load within this area, the Council is making available a mobile chipping unit. If you have brush, or other similar items that could be chipped, or if you would like to inquire about the possibility of getting the chipper to stop at your property during the chipping day, please contact Kalli at the Niobrara Council Office: (402) 376-2793. You will need to set up an appointment for the chipper through the Niobrara Council for your property and this service will be provided to participating landowners at no cost.

There will be a FIREWISE educational program at Cherry Hills Estates on Saturday, May 31st at 5:30 pm. Food will be provided; please RSVP in advance to: (402) 376-2793.


Valentine Senior Center Celebrating 30 Years

The Valentine Senior Center is celebrating 30 years of service to the community with an open house on Friday, May 30th from 1-3 pm. There will be an evening meal that day at 6 pm with entertainment by the Heart City Heartwarmers.


Circle C Events in Cody May 24th

Circle C Days takes place in Cody on Saturday, May 24th. The theme is "This is My Town!".

Events include: 5k run/walk starting at 7:45 am with registration beginning at 7:15 am. The parade begins at 9:00 am with horse shoe tournament to follow. Little Miss and Mr. Circle C will be crowned during the parade. The rodeo begins at 11:30 am, then the ranch horse race follows. BBQ Supper is from 5-7 pm in Cody Park or at the White Elephant Hall if there is inclement weather. Adults are $6/plate and children are $3/plate. Street dance will be at 9:00 pm at Husker Hub. Sand volleyball tournaments will also be taking place all day and the softball tournament will take place at 7 pm. Times are in Mountain Time.


SCA Convention in Valentine This Week

The 2014 Sandhills Cattle Association's 75th Annual Convention is set for Thursday, May 22. This year's event will be held at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine, Ne.
Featured speakers will include Dr. Jude Capper, a livestock sustainability consultant, and Trent Loos, agriculture advocate, radio personality and rancher. The day's activities will include an industry trade show with over 45 displays, the Association's annual meeting and election of officers and directors, presentation of scholarships, silent auction, live auction and a steak supper.
the 2014 Sandhills Cattle Association's Golf Classic  tournament will be held at The Prairie Club located southwest of Valentine, Ne., on Hwy 97. The fun, 18-hole tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 21,
For more information, contact the Sandhills Cattle Association at 402-376-2310 or 1-800-658-0551.


Memorial Day Schedule for Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine

Saturday May 24th, 7:00 a.m. put flags and crosses on graves at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Volunteers are greatly appreciated.

Memorial Day, May 26th, 10:00 a.m. Memorial Day Services at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Guest speaker is Dale Bessey, Adjutant of Post 90 in Valentine. Rex Gallino, VFW Post Commander, will presiding. Coffee and pastries will be served at the Vets Club following the service.

Memorial Day, May 26th, 6:00 p.m. remove crosses and flags from graves at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine.

Wood Lake will hold services at 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 25th. The event is sponsored by the Ralph A. Piper American Legion Post 202 and Auxiliary. There will be special music and the speaker is Mary Schubert Hollopeter. The war dead will be honored with a wreath laying ceremony.


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