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Let Freedom Ring Ceremony on July 4th

On Saturday July 4, members of the American Legion family will sponsor the national Let Freedom Ring ceremony by ringing bells in honor of The Signers of the Declaration of Independence.
The ceremony will be held at the football field adjacent to the Badger Bell.  The first thirteen people to assemble will represent the original thirteen colonies and have the honor of ringing the Badger Bell to celebrate 239 years of independence. 
Audience participation is required.
We will read the Declaration of Independence aloud. We will ring the Valentine High School Badger Bell 13 times for the first 13 states. We will ring for all states represented in the audience. We will ring for each man and woman currently serving in the Armed Forces (that we know about) from the area, as we have done since 1999. We will invite everyone to help "ring out" for Independence in memory of a Veteran from their family.
The program will commence at the football field immediately following the parade (about 12:15pm).
Folks are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for comfort. We are asking everyone "to step with care" at the track, as improvements are being made.
Leo Brinda Post 90 is hoping that Boys and Girls State Citizens, Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts and the American Legion Baseball team will help out.   Little Miss Poppy 2015 is invited to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and volunteer singers are needed.


Celebrate Independence Day with Leo Brinda Post 90 of the American Legion.
Time: approximately 12:15 pm, as soon as the parade is over.
Audience participation is required.
We will read the Declaration of Independence aloud.
We will ring the Valentine High School Badger Bell 13 times for our first 13 states.
We will ring for all states represented in the audience.
We will ring for each man and woman currently serving in the Armed Forces (that we know about) from the area.
We will invite everyone to help "ring out" for Independence in memory of a Veteran from their family.
We need Miss Poppy 2015 to lead the pledge and
Program will start at the football field immediately following the parade. Everyone is invited.

 

Cherry Todd Power Outage July 8th

Cherry Todd Electric will have a planned power outage on Wednesday, July 8th for customers east of Valentine from east of the hospital, to the old golf course area. Power will be out from 9am until about 4pm while crews convert overhead lines to underground through the new golf course area. Once again that will be July 8th from 9am until 4pm for Cherry Todd Customers east of Valentine to the old golf course area.

 

Rural Fire Tuesday Morning

 

The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department was called out at 7:30 this morning to a report of a vehicle on fire in a pasture south and west of Valentine. According to fire chief Terry Engles, the Ford Ranger pick-up was owned by Monty Nieffer of rural Valentine. It appeared that the fire started under the hood of the truck and was contained to the truck. The cause of the fire is not known at this time. The fire crews were out for about 45 minutes.

   

Golf Course Named

The new Valentine golf course finally has a name; it will be called “Fredericks Peak Golf Club” and will be marketed simply as ‘Fredericks Peak’. The golf course development board met Monday night and selected the name as the official name of the course. No one in the contest to name the course submitted the exact name selected by the board, but there were a few suggestions that were close. The board will draw a winner from those who submitted a similar name, to award the $100 for the name selection. A logo still needs to be selected and area artists are encouraged to submit design ideas to possibly win the other portion of the $100 prize money. Logos can be submitted to Mike Burge for consideration.

The construction of the new course is still expected to be completed this fall with grass planted in August. Public play is expected to be July of 2016. The new ten hole course will be a public course with yearly memberships or daily green fees. There will also be a clubhouse constructed on the site. At this time the City of Valentine is accepting applications for the course superintendent position. Anyone interested can apply at city hall.

 

Cowboy Fast Draw in SD

The Cowboy Fast Draw Association Triple Crown was held at the Powderhorn Ranch Regulators home range in Mitchell, SD with the South Dakota State Shoot starting at 8:30 am on Monday, June 15th. Over a hundred shooters gathered at the Cabela’s grounds. Local shooter, Nancy Storms AKA Mother Nature came in 7th in this contest in the Ladies Division. Being the highest placing shooter from South Dakota she also won an entry into the Fastest Gun Alive World Shoot in Fallon, NV in October.

On Tuesday June 16 it was the High Plains Territorial Shoot. There were 98 shooters and it took two days to get down to a winner. The top man and woman each won a .22 rifle.

On Friday June 19 the US National CFDA Shoot started. Again over 100 participants gathered at the Cabela’s grounds. Local shooters Nancy Storms came in 6th; Dean Storms AKA Beaver Creek Kid came in 4th giving him the entry into the Fastest Gun Alive Contest; Sandi McCoy AKA Prairie Star came in 17th; Mike McCoy AKA Real McCoy came in 36th.

Saturday June 20 had the main match of the Nationals continuing until the last 7 shooters were counted for the next day’s Magnificent Seven Finals. On Sunday June 21st Age Category Brackets began their shoot-offs with the top 5 out of each bracket going against each other for honors. Mother Nature came out 2nd in the 49’er category and Beaver Creek coming in 3rd. Dean and Nancy Storms were honored with the Top Couple for the entire Triple Crown event.

On the first weekend of June the McCoys and Storms had gone south to Phillipsburg, KS to their state shoot. Dean and Nancy both took first in their divisions, with Dean being the 3 time champion for the annual event.

The local club, the Sparks Nebraska Spurs shoot on Thursday nights at 7:00 right in Sparks at the covered pavilion. You can come try to see how fast you would have been in the 1880’s. The Sparks Nebraska Spurs will be hosting the “Last Chance” CFDA shoot on September 18, 19 & 20. This will be the Nebraska State Shoot and the Great Plains Territorial Shoot. The event will be held rain or shine in the pavilion at the Cherry County Fair Grounds. If you have further questions or would like more information you can contact Dean Storms at 557-3337 or go to the website www.cowboyfastdraw.com.

   

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