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4-H Fall Festival at Fairgrounds October 19th

The Cherry County 4-H Council invites all 4-H families and friends to attend their Fall Festival and Year End Recognition Night on Oct. 19. There will be old fashioned family fun and games beginning at 3 PM at the Fairgrounds, followed by a potluck dinner at 5 PM and short recognition program.

 

Fire causes major damage to Royal Theater

Ainsworth firemen, assisted by firemen and units from Long Pine, Raven and Bassett, were called out about 3 a.m. today after someone passing by on Second Street in Ainsworth noticed smoke coming from the Royal Theater. The fire caused extensive damage to the front lobby area and projector room. The fire also burned through the upstairs portion into the roof. Flames were also coming out of the front of the building. The entire structure suffered smoke and water damage. The recently installed new theater seats were not destroyed but may or may not be able to used again. In addition to the theater, heavy smoke damage was sustained in adjoining businesses including the offices and studios of KBRB Radio Station, Mundhenke Agency and Ainsworth Motors. The exact cause of the fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshall and the theater's insurance company. The theater is operated by volunteers.

Article from KBRB Radio

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunity November 6th

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.

Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent these seasonal declines. Donors of all blood types, and especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative, are needed now to help maintain a stable blood supply.

Blood donation appointments can be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App – a faster, more convenient way to schedule and manage donation appointments, especially for donors on the go. The app also allows users to track donation histories, earn rewards and invite others to join them on a lifesaving team. The app is free and available for download in app stores.

Donors may also visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS  or locally, call Jeanie Cozad at 402-376-4715 to make an appointment.

Upcoming blood donation opportunity in Valentine:

Nov. 6: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Catholic Church Parish Hall, 400 W. 5th St.

 

 

   

Moonlight Madness Oct 23

THE VALENTINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE SPONSORING SOME FALL EVENTS THIS OCTOBER. COMING UP ON THURSDAY THE 23RD WILL BE MOONLIGHT MADNESS FROM 6-9PM. PARTICIPATING AREA BUSINESSES WILL BE OFFERING IN STORE SPECIALS AND DISCOUNTS, AND THE CHAMBER WILL BE DOING AN “UNRELATED ITEMS” CONTEST. PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES WILL HAVE IN THEIR STORE AN ITEM THAT IS UNRELATED TO THEIR USUAL WARES. WRITE DOWN THE UNUSUAL ITEMS ON THE CARD PROVIDED, AND AT THE END OF THE NIGHT, TURN IT IN FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THOSE ITEMS, AND $150 IN CHAMBER BUCKS.

 

THEN ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 31ST WILL BE THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN KIDDIE COSTUME PARADE. AREA KIDS ARE INVITED TO DO SOME BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS TRICK OR TREATING IN THEIR COSTUMES FROM FIRST AND MAIN TO 4TH STREET. AN ADDED BONUS THIS YEAR WILL BE SOME FUN ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS IN FRONT OF THE JUSTICE CENTER. THE VALENTINE CHAMBERS NEXT EVENT WILL BE THE HOLIDAY PREVIEW ON NOVEMBER 23RD.

 

Hearings planned for Nebraska power line project

Nebraska Public Power District plans to begin public hearings next month in each county along the route of its recently approved 345,000-vote transmission line through the Nebraska Sandhills.

District spokesman Mark Becker said Monday that at the hearings, district officials will explain the need for the transmission line and gather more information on routing. The district wants to finish the work in 2018. The Nebraska Power Review Board on Friday approved the $328 million project.

The district says the project is needed to increase reliability of the transmission network, relieve congestion and provide more capacity to carry electricity from wind turbines in remote parts of the state.

Ranchers and others spoke in opposition Friday, saying the 220-mile line posed a threat to the Sandhills' fragile ecosystem of grasses and dunes.

 

   

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