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25th Annual Sand Painters Open Show Results

Celebrating the 50 year birthday of the Sand Painters Art Guild, the club hosts its 25th Annual Sand Painters Open Show at the Cherry County Fair with the great success of over 80 entries from the Sand Hills region.

This year’s judge and guest artist was Patty Scarborough of Geneva.  A nationally know Artist, she paints with oils to create incredible works of art.  Scarborough comments,  "As usual, the Valentine Sand Painters have put up an excellent exhibit.  The members of this group have dedicated themselves to the exploration of new and interesting subject matter and styles.  Over the years these artists have not rested on their laurels, but challenge themselves to get better and better.  One of the best exhibits I've seen in recent years".

Results of the adult division are:

Best of Show - David Dorsey of Valentine - "Tracks in the snow"

1st Place - Chana Orton of Mills - "Front porch light"

2nd Place - Roxi Jordet - "Last beer"

3rd Place- Ken Santi of Valentine - "Beautiful face"

Receiving the Betty Kime Founding Member Memorial is: David Dorsey  "The last of the Ballard Motel" (donated by Dave and Annie Kime family) and receiving the

Veronica Heelan Founding Member Memorial Award is: Pat Schemmer for "Sunday breakfast" & "Ode to Linda Ronstadt".

Receiving the Claudia Bestol Memorial Award [gift from family and friends]  is Chana Orton for "Fading light" & "Hay Valley".

The Douglas Ballard Memorial awards for outstanding photography [funded by Ballard’s photography sales ]  are:

1st place:  Roxi Jordet for "Refreshing"

2nd place: Jami Beel of Valentine for "Banished"

Certificates of Excellences

1. Hedda Matheson - "Farewell"

2. Annie Cass of Valentine "Josi"

3. Layne Mills              "Attachments"

4. Pete Livesay                 "Twin Chapel"

5.   Janett Duffield of Norden "Easy Chair"

6.  Joan Swim of Springview "Retired"

7.   Lyane Mills "Road Home"

8.   David Dorsey "Still Life"

9.   Patti Coslor "Solitude"

10.  Patti Coslor "End of Day"

Honorable Mentions

1. Hedda Matheson  "Holly Hocks"

2.  Joan Swim "In the Bay"

3.  Ken Santi "Niobrara"

4.  Ken Santi "Store Front  Stare"

5.  Barb Harms "High Plains"

6.  Mary Smith  "A God  by any other name"

7.  Celest Sullivan "Mary"

8.  Chris Davis  "Past Reflections"

9.  Keri Kemp McGee  "Palomino Pair"

10.  Keri Kemp McGee  "Girl's 1st Love"

 

The Sand Painters Open Art Show Youth Division results are:

Best of Show :  Rita Woodraska "Valentine Motel"

1st Place  - Josi Millar - "Guinevere"

Honorable mentions - Rita Woodraska and Quin Conner

 

The Sand Painters Art Guild would like to thank the Cherry County Fair Board for 25 years of their hard work and support during our show and workshop.

 

Eva Oliver Crowned Miss Rodeo Cherry County 2014

Bailey Dexter, Miss Rodeo Cherry County 2013, passed her Queen's crown over to Eva Oliver, the 16 year old daughter of Chuck and Stacie Oliver of Merriman, NE on Thursday evening following the parade. Rylee Buer, the 18 year old daughter of James and Lisa Buer of Valentine, NE, was first runner up. Friday, August 7th, the Queen will be appearing at the Rodeo Grand Entry/Event Flags at 7 pm. On Saturday, August 9th, there will be a breakfast with the Queen Committee at 8 am, and the Queen will again attend the Rodeo that night at 7 pm.

 

 

Cherry County Fair Parade Results

The results from the 2014 Parade are as follows:

-Antiques: 1. Farmall Tractor, Stiefel Family

-Youth: 1. Town & Country 4-H; 2. Valentine Badger Volleyball; 3. Cub Scouts Troop #288

-Horse: 1. Lady Wranglers; 2. Tinant Granddaughters Wagon; 3. Tinant Ranch

-Club/Organizations: 1. Valentine Area Arts Council; 2. Valentine Seventh Day Adventist; 3. Small Wonders Preschool Grace Lutheran Church

-Commercial: 1. Bank of the West; 2. Union Bank; 3. Security First Bank

   

Women's Archery Class Offered

 

THE NIOBRARA COUNCIL WILL BE HOSTING A WOMEN'S ARCHERY CLINIC ON AUGUST 12TH. TWO SESSIONS HELD, FIRST FROM 2-4PM FOR 10-15 YEAR OLDS, AND THEN FROM 6-8PM FOR WOMEN AGE 16 AND UP. THE ARCHERY CLINICS WILL BE HELD AT THE ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH OUTDOOR CLASSROOM AT 224 NORTH GOVERNMENT STREET. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CONTACT WENDY AT THE NIOBRARA COUNCIL FOR MORE INFORMATION. 402-376-2793. THE CLINIC IS FREE OF CHARGE, AND ALL EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED. PLEASE WEAR STURDY SHOES TO THE CLINIC.

 

Cyberbullying Presentation August 28th

Karen Haase, a lawyer based in Lincoln, will be presenting on cyberbullying, sexting, and internet safety among other topics on August 28th in Valentine.

Karen Haase practices exclusively in the area of education law. She will use humor, statistics, summaries of real-life cases, and discuss criminal consequences attached to the inappropriate use of social media
> Presentations will be held in Valentine on the 28th at 8:30am for grades 6 through 8 at the middle school and 10am at the high school. Contact the Valentine Community Schools for more information about this presentation.

   

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