Banner County Notes: Our Different World
March 19, 2020
Good morning! Are we not living in quite a different world at this minute then we were at this time last week?
Yes, I am referring to the COVID-19 virus and the effects that it is having on all of us in one way or another.
When this all started in China, a world away from my own, I felt concern for the people there. When it moved to the States I wondered about all of the people abroad, especially those coming back to the States. But, hey, the virus was basically in China, right? Then we heard of it in Washington. Then it seemed like overnight state events were being cancelled. Now our local schools are closed at least two weeks.
Yes, we are living our lives a little differently this week. Prayerfully without fear, but with common sense and undo carelessness.
With the closing of our school, the only other event here locally is the Community Card Party scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at the Banner County Museum. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. and board games and dominoes are options besides cards.
Birthdays this week include: Pat Mooney, Ryan Olsen, Kyla Ansley, Josh Boston, Jim Heilbrun, Mattew Hein, Kort Boettcher, Carmen Brown, Clyde Mount, Giselle Hobby, Florence Gifford, and Steve Mount. Happy Happy Birthday.
Anniversary couple of the week is Mr. & Mrs. Josh Loutzenhiser.
Here is a list of events scheduled for this week that have not been cancelled or postponed as of yet
From March 19 (tonight!) through the 21st, the Goshen Community Theatre will present “The Odd Couple” at the EWC Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. There will be a final play at 2 p.m. on the 22nd.
Saint Agnes Church in Scottsbluff is offering a Lenten Fish Fry this Friday, the 20th from 5:30-7 p.m.
The winter farmers market is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1400 E 20th in Scottsbluff.
The Gering Public Library is the place to be on the 21st for a book signing by local author Doug Chamberlain. The book “Bury Him: A Memoir of the Vietnam War “ was written by Mr. Chamberlain, from LaGrange, and he will be at the library between 1 and 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24 is the deadline for registration for the Berrylious Spring Garden Conference in Torrington at the 4-H building. Please call 307-532-2436 for more information.
Speaking of 4-H, the Quality Assurance Training that was to be held at the school this past Sunday afternoon was cancelled, and it is suggested that you take that online.
Any other news that I planned on telling you about as far as what was scheduled has been cancelled. So, I believe the best thing to do would be to double check on anything you might be planning on before you head out the door.
Stay home, take care and be safe until next time.
Barb Cross is at 436-7152.