Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Barb Cross

Banner County News, Notes & Nonsense


As I sit down to write this last newsletter of 2012, I cannot help but remember when we on the brink of the new century, back in 1999. Some folks were pretty sure that the world was coming to an end. And most recently of course all of the hoopla about the Mayan calendar and the same fear in the hearts of some folks once again. And here we are!!

Ushering in 2013--it just doesn’t seem like twelve years have passed this this century began. The time just keeps going faster and faster. I for one am really in the need of this Christmas break from school. Nothing against school, it is just always sooo busy! It is great to have the kids home (and sometimes I have to remind myself of that) and the family time. A time to be quiet and a time to enjoy their constant excitement!

I am looking at the approaching New Year as a time for re-newel and improvement. I had a young man ask me what my New Year’s resolution was the other day. My first thought was to tell him “eat more chocolate,” but I behaved myself and told him my plan was to drink less pop. Fat chance, since that hasn’t happened a whole lot in the last twenty years or so.

The elementary students all went to the Heritage Village Friday, December 21 and entertained the folks. I had mail from our friend and neighbor who now is at the Heritage, Carol Tucker, who lived for many years here in Banner County. At the same time the varsity girls and boys basketball teams were headed back to Sioux County to finish competing in the Holiday Tournament there. That will be the end of sports for the next two weeks.

School resumes Friday, January 4, 2013 for the students, and one day earlier for staff. Second semester will begin and they will be off and running once again.

The North Platte Valley Arts Guild Holiday Show and Sale continues through December, 28. It is free and open to the public Tuesday- Friday from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. They are located at 106 E 18th street in Scottsbluff.

There will be a baby shower for Sierra and Stacy Johnson at the Harrisburg Community Church Sunday, December 30, at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

The Harrisburg Community Church will hold their Christmas Eve Candlelight services Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., Everyone is welcome for this one too!

Birthdays this final week of December include: Sharon Lease, Dwayne Muhr, Jordan Farro, Madison Gifford, Mark Johnson, Kevin Soule, Corey Lind, Jack Griffiths and Vicki Block. Happy Birthday!

Anniversary couples include Mr. and Mrs.’ Bob Cooper, Mark Johnson and Dave Soule. Congratulations!

And Happy New Year to all of you!! 436-7152, 641-1335, or [email protected]mbarqmail.com.


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