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Prom Season Is Here, And So Are Blue Skies ... At Least For Awhile

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Good morning to you and yours. Beautiful clear blue skies here this morning, at least for awhile.

The school students have been busy, as always. Today, April 20th, there is District Music at WNCC, an all-day event. Tomorrow through Sunday is the Gering high school performance of “Footloose!” Bet that is a good one. Maybe some of our music students will be able to take it in. Showtime is 7 p.m.

There is high school track at Pine Bluffs on the 21st beginning at 9 a.m. and at the school house there will be some fresh new faces as pre-K and kindergarten Round-Up takes place.

Best of the West high school track competition at Scottsbluff will be on Wednesday, April 25th.

Saturday the 22nd is Prom 2023 and I have no idea what the plans are. I recently saw pictures of my cousin’s kid’s Prom. Wow. Beautiful, that is for sure.

On Monday the 24th the junior high track team will be headed to Leyton for competition beginning at 9 a.m. Safe travel and good luck to all of you.

The student art show is still on at the Western Nebraska Arts Center through the 30th.

Also over the hill at the Gering Library, they are celebrating National Library Week with a book sale April 19-29 during regular library hours.

Also on the 27th, children can come in and make a canvas book bag and a small sun catcher. This will be available on the 27th between 3:30 and 5 p.m.

The Scottsbluff National Park has several cool programs throughout the summer season. Park Ranger Eric Graves will host the program “ Bacon and Bison” on Saturday the 22nd at 10:30 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. This is a lesson on how the emigrants dealt with sanitation and trash while on the trail.

Friday the 21st the Gering Civic Center will host Nite at the Races. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the races will start at 7:00 p.m. There will be a horse race derby hat competition, a silent auction and a dessert auction as well as a buffet dinner. Dress is casual. If you would like more information or tickets please call 308-633-3216.

On Saturday the 22nd, if you are up Fort Laramie way, the second annual Future Business Leaders of America National Team Cornhole Tournament will be held at the Fort Laramie Community Center. Their location is 102 Otis St. and the competition will begin at 10 a.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. More information is available at 307-837-2296.

Also on the 22nd, the Gering Garden Center will host “You, Me and a Cup of Tea.” This is a benefit fundraiser.for the Community Christian School and tickets are on a pre-sale basis only. You can obtain those at Riverstone Bank or by going to ccsneb.com.

I have a brother-in law who is an avid golfer and there have been several days perfect for the sport here lately. Hopefully on Wednesday, April 26th it will be one of those days as the Panhandle FCA Golf Scramble is scheduled for all day. This will take place at the Scottsbluff Country Club, and more information is available at panhandlenefca.org/golf-event.

The folks at the Midwest Theater are still in the renovation process and you can see it. The movie this week-end is “Mummies” playing at 7:30 p.m. on the 21st, at 6:30 p.m. on the 22nd, and at 1:30 p.m. on the 23rd. It is rated PG and looks hilarious.

Well, that’s all for now. Take care until next time. Barb Cross at 436-7152.

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