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By Barb Cross
Observer Columnist 

Banner County Looks At Farmer's Day Events In Kimball


September 17, 2020

Good morning! Beautiful summer day in store for us today. Maybe not tomorrow!

I found this quote the other day: “ The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from summer cottons into its winter wool.” – by Henry Beston.

Says it all, right? One day at a time weather wise right now and football season! The Wildcats will play in Wauneta at 2 p.m. this Friday, September 18th at 2 p.m. Good luck and safe travel to everyone.

The Farmers to Families program will also be available on the 18th at 8 a.m. Farmers markets will be held in Mitchell & Torrington on the 17th, at Scottsbluff & Morrill on the 19th, Gering the 21st, Morrill on the 22nd and at Bridgeport on the 23rd.

You can still donate good used medical equipment to the folks at Independence Rising by calling 633-7025 or seeing them at 1807 Avenue A in Gering. They also rent some equipment if you have the need.

On Tuesday, September 22nd the next GROBigRed viral session will be offered by the Nebraska Extension office. This will be via zoom at 6 p.m. and the topic this week is Composting.

This past week was difficult here in Banner County with an accident a few miles south of the junction and one the day before on top of the Wildcats. Two accidents too close to home. Fires the weeks before that. Hopefully this week will be not so stressful for our rescue people.

Farmer’s Day

In Kimball

Down Kimball way the folks are gearing up for the 95th annual Farmer’s Day celebration on Friday & Saturday, September 25th & 26th. Things happening on Friday include: a book sale by Friends of the Library at the Library from 4-6 p.m., kids and adult bike races, cruise night display from 6-9 p.m. and the movie “Dolittle” at the Goodhand Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday there will be a Fun Run at 8 a.m., a scavergenar hunt, reverse parade at 10 a.m., more books for sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a cornhole tournament, and a demolition derby at the fairgrounds at 4 p.m. and a glow disc Frisbee tournament.

If you have never heard of a reverse parade, don’t feel alone. I hadn’t either, and I think maybe this was devised because of the restrictions that have been put in place because of the virus.

Anyway, the parade will be stationary and you can either drive by it or walk by it. It will be on 3rd street. Sounds like there will be plenty to do even though the parade will not be moving and there will be no pancakes or burgers! At least the celebration will continue. Hurrah for that and the folks who have worked hard to put it all together!

Birthdays this week include: Kenley Olsen, Kinley Lease, Carli Fulk, Hudson Parker, Floyd Hein III, Jack Revell, and Wade Lind. Happy Happy birthday and anniversary congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. DJ Griffiths and Jim Revell.

Well, that is it for now. Have a great week and take care until the next time.

Barb Cross is at 436-7152.


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