Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Before The Harvest, Time For Some June & July Fun

Banner County

Good morning, and here we are in the last week of June. The summer season has just arrived and is slipping away way to fast.

I know of some harvest crews that are moving in around the Kimball area, so here before long we will see them here. The wheat close by is really green, so it may be awhile.

In the valley, finishing out the month of June on Thursday the 30th, the Free movie which is offered by the Midwest Theater is "Puss N Boots" at 1:30 p.m. and the doors open at 12:45 p.m. That evening Bands on Broadway will take place at the 18th street Plaza 6-9 p.m. and the opening of two new shows at the Western Nebraska Arts Center will be from 5 - 7 p.m. In the Bronson room the exhibit will be 'Elder Art and Creative Aging Through The Arts' and in the Main room the exhibit is the Presidents show, "Icons," also from 5-7 p.m. All are open to the public and free.

In Melbeta there will be a classic car, truck and motorcycle show on Saturday, July 2nd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and neighbors in Alliance will be jamming it up on the next day at the Alliance Eagles Club. The Country Music Jamboree will be from 1-4 p.m. The address is 1520 W. 3rd.

Theater West will have three performances of 'After Party Cabaret' at the Emporium in Scottsbluff. June 30th and July 2nd performances are at 9:30 p.m., and one on July 1st is at 2:30 p.m.

More entertainment can be found at the Judy Chalaupka Theater at WNCC June 30th, July 1st & 2nd. The show is 'Clue On Stage' and will begin at 7:30 p.m. If you need more information please call 308-635-3192.

Our summers are always pretty busy and the 4th of July is always a little more so, or so it seems. Up north, Crawford, Chadron, and Fort Robinson are holding to that as Crawford celebrates with the Peabody Hale Fiddle contest at 8 a.m. on July 1st, followed by a quilt show, horseshoes and more. More information is available at crawfordnebraska.info.

On July 2nd. the 43rd Army Band will be playing at Fort Robinson and the 4th will be celebrated in part with a bar-b-q and performances at the Post Playhouse on the 1st and 2nd of "Something Rotten" at 8 p.m. and again on the 3rd at 2 p.m. On Tuesday, July 5th the performance will be "Church Basement Ladies" (I love this one!) at 8 p.m. and on the 6th at 2 p.m. "the Sound of Music' and at 8 p.m. 'Yankees.' Nice variety for the week.

Also in Chadron from July 6-10th the popular Fur Trade Days will be in full swing with a Primitive Rendezvous Camp with shooting events, a parade, the World Championship Buffalo Chip contest, entertainment and more. More information is available at furtradedays.com.

On Saturday, July 2nd.there will be a second car show as the High Plains Classic Car Cruise members will meet at the Scottsbluff Dairy Queen at 5 p.m. for a meet & greet and the cruise at 6 p.m.

For years and years we have attended the annual Camp Clarke Stampeded at Bridgeport. This year on July 3 & 4th there will be rodeo and fireworks on both evenings , plus a dance on the 3rd with Jim Rice.

More music in Torrington on July 6 as they gather in the city parking lot, 21st & East A from 6-9 p.m. for Music On Main. We begin our week with music and end it with music, can't beat that idea!

Have a great week and 4th of July celebration, whatever you do. Stay safe and take care until next time. Barb Cross at 436-7152.