A Food Bank for the Heartland and Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) provided a traveling food pantry that delivered food free of charge directly to individuals and families who need assistance for a one-day food distribution. There are no income guidelines for eligibility for the free food. Each recipient signs in stating their name and the Nebraska county they live in.
This weekend, many cowboys and cowgirls will make their way to the 81st Annual Brown County Fair at Johnstown, NE. Each year the Brown County Ag Society strives to bring you a great fair filled with events for all ages. Carnival, exhibits, food, dance and the rodeo. Friday, September 2nd, from 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m., you can enter your fair entries for judging.
Valentine Midland News
Valentine, NE (August 23, 2016) - Security First Bank, through their branch locations in Cody, Valentine and Merriman, recently presented a check for $10,000 to Cherry County School District 30, which the district used to help complete the new gymnasium floor at Cody-Kilgore High School. Tom Cooper, branch president in Valentine, said, “We were more than happy to make this investment in improving the school gym. This area has been good to Security First, and we’re glad to give back in a way that’s meaningful to the community.”
Anglers and other visitors to Duck Lake on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge will notice some improvements. A handicap-accessible parking pad and walkway were completed earlier this year. The walkway leads to an accessible fishing dock that was put in place several years ago. The Sandhills Prairie Refuge Association, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service all contributed both time and funding to the project.
Looking for something to do this weekend? The sixth annual Dallas Ranch Rodeo will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Dallas arena located two blocks north and two blocks west of the water tower in Dallas with the calcutta beginning at 5:00 p.m. The annual event was organized to have fun doing the work that is done everyday on a ranch. Four individuals make up a team which each have to do all four events and are timed.
Shannon Weller and Alexa Hannahs, of Gregory, were two of the 41 South Dakota Senior 4-H members who participated in the 2016 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held from June 26-July 1, 2016 in Grand Island, NE. Youths from across the country competed in the 4-H shooting categories of compound archery, recurve archery, air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading and hunting skills. Alexa placed 48th nationally in .22 pistol. The South Dakota .22 pistol team finished in 11th place. Shannon finished 55th nationally in muzzleloader. The South Dakota muzzleloader team finished in 13th place. Neither had qualified or competed at the national level until this year nor had they ever attended a national competion.