Brad Sherman from UPS was guest on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning.
Brad was on the program to promote the 2013 Dodgeball Tournament to raise money for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry and the United Way of Western Nebraska. It will be held at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport this Saturday, November 16th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 person teams $10 per person in 3 divisions, with Jr. High and under, High School, and Open.
Cash prizes awarded to each division winner plus the winner of the "Last Man Standing" event.
For information, call 308-250-9144, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorensen says patient volume has declined five to six percent over the last 18 months, which along with future healthcare changes drove the decision to combine Regional West Physician Clinic and the hospital into one organization and the planned cutting of $20 million in expenses.
Sorensen says the hospital wants to make the cuts by the end of 2015. He says there will be no immediate layoffs or cuts in wages, but he noted efficiencies over time will likely lead over the next five to ten years to a reduction from the current 1,800 employees to 1,600 or possibly fewer workers.
Sorensen says the hospital will be eliminating duplications when combining the Physicians Clinic and the Hospital, which they plan to get done by April 1st of next year. Sorensen says implementation of an 18 month IT upgrade including a changeover in electronic medical records will also begin by April 1st, possibly saving as much as $4 million.
Sorensen will retire by the end of 2014. He says the transition will begin in the middle of next year with the hiring of a new Chief Operating officer who would then take over his responsibilities by the end of 2014.
Sorensen says retaining quality of service, patient safety and efficiencies will be the three values that will guide the hospital in their reorganization.
Roger Christensen was guest on Monday morning's News Extra program on KNEB. He was on to promote the Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which was created in April 2012 with the Nebraska Legislature's passage of LB928.
This donation-funded program provides ground venison to Nebraskans in need. The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission accepts cash donations to the program and uses those funds to pay contracted meat processors to prepare and package ground venison from deer donated by hunters. The processors contact the charitable organizations specified by the commission, who pick up and distribute the venison. Hunters do not pay a processing fee if their deer is donated to the program.
Legislation requires that all program costs be paid for only with donated funds, so the balance of donations received by early summer of each year are used to establish the budget for the following deer harvest seasons. A fair market processing price of $85 per deer carcass is offered to processors. Interested processors can apply to contract as Hunters Helping the Hungry program deer donation sites.
Processor contracts state how many donated deer they may accept from hunters, and once the quotas are met, no additional deer can be accepted under the program. Processors are asked to accept only whole deer that will likely yield at least 40 pounds of high quality ground venison. So some deer offered by hunters may not be accepted by the processors even if that processor has not yet met their quota.
By summer 2012, the commission received enough cash donations to budget processing for 271 deer through January 2013. In all, 188 hunters donated 213 deer, resulting in 11,536 pounds of venison distributed through sixteen different charitable organizations across the state. The dollars budgeted for processing venison in the first year that were not used due to unfulfilled quotas, will be added to the budget for the second year.
Many hunters were very generous; one out of every nine hunters who donated a deer, donated more than one. Landowner permits accounted for about one in five of all permits used to harvest donated deer, and one in eight permits used to donate deer were harvested from non-resident permits.
Marcia Bauer and Mary Skiles were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Friday morning.
They were on to promote the Regional West Physicians Clinic's free learning adventure on Tuesday, November 5th.
The Diabetes Care Center's "Mini Pump Fair" will give patients an opportunity to learn about insulin pumps and how they work. Representatives from three major insulin pump manufacturers will be on hand to explain the features of their products.
Anyone interested in learning about insulin pumps is invited to attend. The program will be offered free of charge, and will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Regional West Medical Plaza South, Room 1202 on Tuesday, November 5th.
All individuals with diabetes and family members are welcome to attend. Diabetes Care Center community education classes are a supportive, informational resource for persons with diabetes, their families and friends.
For more information, call 308.630.2100.
KNEB Sales Manager Kendra Feather was guest on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning to promote the "Save a Rack at Backaracks" event.
The bra auction is being held to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness and Festival of Hope. Stop by Backaracks Sports Bar now and donate a bra! Feel free to decorate it and make it unique to bring the best price!
For each donation, you will receive a free drink (up to $5) and you will be entered into a drawing for a weekend getaway to Deadwood Gulch (including 1 night hotel stay, dinner for two, $20 slot play, fun coupons, and a hot breakfast.)
Then, join us Wednesday evening, October 30th for the Bra Auction! There will be drink specials, and all proceeds raised from the auction will be donated to Festival of Hope!
The event is co-sponsored by Fremont Motors, The Spa by TLC, Twin City Roofing and Sheet Metal, and High Plains Budweiser.
Lynn Doering and Janna Barker from First United Methodist Church were Tuesday morning's guests on KNEB's News Extra program.
They came on to promote the A-Maze-Ing Family Fun Straw Bale Maze on 27th Street in Scottsbluff by the FTC Express.
Admission is one can of food or non-perishable item per person. The food goes to the CAPWN food pantry mission.
There will be 3 bounce houses provided by Ron Schwab and Planet Bounce (including special "little kids" bounce house), games with prizes, mule wagon rides, chili sampling, marshmallow bobbing & poppers, cotton candy, popcorn and lots more.
Sponsored by First United Methodist Church, Regional West Medical Center and Western Sugar. It will be this Sunday, October 27th from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Golden Halo Foundation will be holding their 8th annual fundraiser, Casino Night, this Saturday, October 19th from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. It will be held at the Scottsbluff Elks Lodge.
Tammy Hoffman and Debbie Post were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Friday morning to promote the event.
It will be an evening of fun Vegas style gaming. Your ticket price includes $500 in funny money for gaming. There will be a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction.
There will also be a prize drawing at the end of the evening for Vegas and Deadwood getaway packages.
Tickets are $50 each or two for $80 and are available at all Platte Valley Bank locations.
Call Tammy Hoffman at 308.641.7201 or Debbie Post at 308.631.0195 with any questions.
All proceeds to to the Golden Halo Foundation; no real money is won as a result of playing the games.
Kathy Kropuenske, Executive Director of Keep Scottsbluff/Gering Beautiful was Tuesday morning's guest on News Extra.
She was on the program to talk about the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day that is coming up on Saturday, October 26th ONLY from 8 a.m. until noon.
It will be held in the north parking lot at Panhandle Coop, 401 South Beltline Highway West in Scottsbluff.
They will accept yard fertilizer, chemicals and pesticides. Under the sink cleaning supplies & chemicals. Paint, stains and varnishes. Used oil & antifreeze.
Residential only....no commercial products please. No tires, pharmaceuticals, electronics, appliances or construction waste will be accepted. And NO early drop-offs.
The event is made possible through the courtesy of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, the cities of Scottsbluff and Gering, Panhandle Coop's Main Street Market, and Keep Scottsbluff/Gering Beautiful.
President Obama said in his 2010 State of the Union address that, “if we don't take meaningful steps to rein in our debt, it could damage our markets, increase the cost of borrowing, and jeopardize our recovery - all of which would have an even worse effect on our job growth and family incomes."
I agree with that sentiment. The President and Congressional leaders should be talking every day, multiple times per day, trying to resolve this fiscal situation. But unfortunately those conversations have been slow to happen. It wasn’t until last week, when the government had been shut down for nearly two weeks, that President Obama began sitting down with Congressional leaders to help solve some of the fiscal issues we are facing as a nation.
Last Friday I participated in a meeting with President Obama and Senate Republicans. We discussed two of the most pressing fiscal issues facing Congress right now. The first is finding a way to fund the federal government and the second is dealing with our nation’s debt limit.
News coverage has focused on the government shutdown, but another deadline – one that could have more serious consequences – is approaching. The U.S. Treasury is expected to exhaust its borrowing capacity this month. Once that happens, America will no longer be able to borrow more money to pay our bills on time unless Congress acts to increase our nation’s debt limit, the amount of debt we can legally hold.
Respected economists predict that a failure to increase that limit would harm our markets and economy. I’d like to avoid a default and the consequences that come with it, but I know that we are on an unsustainable fiscal path right now. Our debt is around $17 trillion, and the nation has been running record annual budget deficits. This past year was the first time during President Obama’s tenure that we have not surpassed a trillion dollar deficit. One reason 2013 broke that abysmal trend was because of the Budget Control Act, which I supported.
It’s important to note that the Budget Control Act was part of a debt limit increase, so the idea of including reform initiatives with a debt limit change is certainly not a new concept.
The only way to get out of this death spiral is through immediate spending reform. Then we can finally stop continually raising Uncle Sam’s credit card limit.
At one point, the President apparently agreed. Then-Senator Obama said raising the debt limit “weakens us domestically and internationally.” That was in 2006 when the debt was under $9 trillion dollars compared to almost $17 trillion today. I wonder what Senator Obama would say about President Obama’s fiscal record.
Like many Americans, I’m sick and tired of the last minute budget brinksmanship. Also, like most Americans, I’m sick and tired of the government spending beyond its means.
There is no reason we cannot solve both of these problems – ending the fiscal stalemate, while also curtailing the government’s excessive borrowing and spending spree.
The debt limit has been raised more than 50 times since 1978 and roughly half of those debt limit increases were paired with reforms. Just this past weekend the Senate rejected a plan to increase the debt limit without making any reforms.
It’s hogwash to say insisting upon having a discussion about fixing our nation’s fiscal house is out-of-line. The only thing that is out-of-line is federal spending and our nation’s debt.
We should not fail on our debt obligations and we should not fail the next generation by refusing to address the way the government spends beyond its means.
In 1948, KNEB-AM went on the air as a daytime only station, operating on 500 watts. Today, KNEB-AM is on the air 24 hours a day with a daytime pattern of 5,000 watts. KNEB-FM went on the air in 1960.
The first owner of KNEB was Platte Valley Broadcasting, a group comprised of Russ Stewart, Byron Joachim and John R. Jirdon.
In 1969, Scotts Bluff Broadcasting Corporation purchased KNEB. Principle owners included George Haskell, Wayne McIntosh and Les Proctor. Proctor was one of the original employees in 1948 and continues today as KNEB's Chief Engineer.
Fred and Gladys Seaton purchased the station a decade later. Then, in 1984, they sold KNEB to it's current owners, the Nebraska Rural Radio Association. The NRR, based in Lexington, is a farmer and rancher owned corporation whose mission is to serve agriculture and rural Nebraska.
Today, KNEB operates as a full service radio station, with 16 full time employees. The station also maintains a very popular, award winning website, kneb.com, and recently launched a stream only station, the Beet.
To commemorate our 65th Anniversary, KNEB is hosting a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at the Gering Civic Center beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 3rd.
"We hope all Chamber members will come and help us celebrate." said KNEB Sales Manager Kendra Feather. "It will be a time to say hello to our veteran staff as well as meeting some of our new employees. We'll have door prizes for those who attend."
Susan Wiedeman and Larry Hubbard join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning.
Susan was talking about the dedication for a Dorothy Bronson sculpture that will be unveiled Friday afternoon across the the West Nebraska Arts Center. The dedication will be at 4 p.m. with a reception following until 6 p.m.
Larry was talking about the 17th annual Harvest Festival at the Farm & Ranch Museum this weekend.
“One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years,” said the New York Post. A youthful, all-American quintet of brothers and sisters, each a virtuoso concert pianist, THE 5 BROWNS swept the classical world in 2005 with the release of their first recording, which landed them at the top of the Classical Billboard charts.
The two male members of The Five Browns appeared on KNEB's News Extra program Wednesday morning ahead of the group's Thursday evening performance at Scottsbluff's historic Midwest Theater.
Greg and Ryan Brown discussed their background, including time spent at New York's Juilliard School, where they were the first family of five siblings to be enrolled simultaneously.
They will perform Thursday evening onstage at the Midwest using five Steinway pianos.
Tickets are $25 for Main Floor Members, $30 Main Floor Non-Member, $25 for Balcony and for Students.
A few tickets were still remaining as of Wednesday morning. For tickets call 632-4311.
United Way of Western Nebraska Special Events Coordinator Jeana Allen was Monday morning's guest on KNEB's News Extra program.
Reverend Al Wilson and guest Friday Idawar from Nigeria were on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning to promote the "Family Reunion for the Family of God", which will be held at the Five Rocks Amphitheater September 7th from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The event is sponsored by over 50 area churches and will feature five musical groups, numerous testimonies, and plenty of fellowship and food. There will be NO free will offering or cover charge. It is all free.
We live in a great community, where people truly care for each other regardless of color or creed. We have faults, imperfections but don't have a lack of love and caring for each other. This event is an outgrowth of that caring.
Area churches are uniting to enjoy each others company in a gigantic family reunion.
Friday Inawar, our guest this morning, will be the closing speaker. Raised in a paganistic and polygamous family he became a Christian in 1973 and had held meetings in Africa, Europe and the USA and has authored several books.
Carissa Smith from Fire Fighters Fire Disaster Ministry at First Baptist Church was guest on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning.
She is promoting Fire Fighter Sunday at First Baptist Church in Scottsbluff on Sunday, September 8th at 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Scottsbluff will be holding "Firefighter Sunday" this Sunday, September 8th at the church located at 3009 Avenue I in Scottsbluff.
Past and current firefighters and their families are invited to the service beginning at 10:30 am for a time of special music and message dedicated to the firefighters. The service will be followed by a meal catered by Mike Blue including pulled pork, baked beans and cole slaw. The date to RSVP for the dinner has past, but those who didn't are still invited to come enjoy the service and the afternoon events.
The Christian band Acacia will be playing along with a bounce house for the kids.
Along with the past and current firefighters and their families the public is also welcome to come and be a part of this ministry.
Linda Todd and Krystal Aulick were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning to promote the Make A Wish Foundation's Tailgate Party.
It will be held on Saturday, September 7th prior to the Nebraska/Southern Miss game at Aulick's TLC with a kids party from 1 to 3 p.m. The adult Tailgate Party begins at 4 p.m.
They will have brats and beverages, provided by Marky's Meat Market, a big screen to watch the game on provided courtesy of Aaron's. And Aulick's TLC is providing space for the event and helping to promote it.
The local chapter is celebrating it's 30th year, granting wishes since 1987. They have granted a total of 2,064 wishes, and are delighted that they currently have no wishes from children facing life threatening illnesses.
Brady Shaul, Special Events Co-chair for the United Way of Western Nebraska's current campaign joins Dennis Ernest on KNEB's News Extra program Friday morning.
Brady was on to remind folks to hurry and purchase their ducks for the big race on September 14th at the Trails West YMCA Camp in Scottsbluff.
Twin Cities Development's Darla Heggem was guest with Dennis Ernest on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning to talk about TCD's annual Newcomers Event this Thursday, August 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
It will be held at the Trails West Camp Pavilion behind Riverside Zoo. For information, call 308-641-1446.
Dave Tuzson and Brad Grote were Wednesday morning guests on KNEB's News Extra program.
Representing the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, they were on the program
to promote a tribute to our Local Veterans, which will be held on Saturday, August 11th from 4 to 7 p.m. at Frank Park in Scottsbluff to pay tribute to our local veterans with a barbeque provided by Panhandle NAIFA.
Great food with the barbeque, along with live music, fun activities and games for the kids, and the chance to meet state and local leaders. Miss Nebraska JaCee Pilkington will also be on hand.
WNCC Foundation Director Dayle Wallien and Platte Valley Companies CEO Hod Kosman were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning to promote the 2nd annual Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon on September 28th.
Still seeking volunteers and urging folks to get registered by the end of the month to get the discounted registration fee of $65 for the half marathon (13 miles) or $85 for the full marathon (26 miles). After July 31st, it will be $85 for the half marathon and $105 for the full marathon.
Last year over 400 runners and walkers from 24 states participated in the inaugural event.
For information, call 308-630-6551.
Mason Stover and John Marshall from NEXT Young Professionals were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning.
The group is seeking volunteers for and promoting the "Best of the West Beer and Wine Fest in downtown Scottsbluff. The Fest is Saturday, August 17th from 4 to 8 p.m.
The group is also looking for new members.
Bill Boyer was guest on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning to promote the Texaco Country Showdown at the 2013 Scotts Bluff County Fair.
The 2nd Annual KNEB Texaco Country Showdown
PRESENTED BY BLUFFS SANITARY SUPPLY
At the Highway 26 Summer Jam
“The Panhandle’s Largest Street Dance In The Dirt”
Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds
130625 County Road E
Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Show Time: 6:00PM
Followed by “JB and the Moonshine Band”
With Opening Act “Five To Live”
Contestant Check In & Sound Check: 3:00PM-5:00PM (Tentative and subject to change)
Mandatory Contestant Meeting: 5:15PM
Ticket Prices (Required for All Attendees)
$10.00 In Advance
$12.00 At The Gate
Ages 6 & Under Free
*** ALL COMPETING FINALISTS WILL BE GIVEN FOUR (4) TICKETS TO THE EVENT ***
CONTESTANT ENTRY INFORMATION
ENTRY DEADLINE: July 21, 2013 AT 11:59PM
ENTRY FEE: $20.00 (Check/Money Order Payable To: Special Promotions, Inc.)
AUDITION CD/MP3: Include one (1) song performed by the act. Length of Audition CD/MP3 is not to exceed five (5) minutes.
PLEASE READ THE ENTRY FORM CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS
Make sure to complete both sides and sign it.
Submit Your Entry Form (link above) with $20.00 Entry Fee, and Audition CD or MP3 to:
Bill Boyer via e-mail email@example.com (preferred) or
Mail to: PO Box 239, Scottsbluff, NE 69363
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION/FINALIST SELECTIONS
All entries received by the deadline will be selected based on audition CD/MP3 and no more than ten (10) finalists will be selected for the competition. Those selected will be notified no later than July 26, 2013. Those who submitted entries but were not selected to be a finalist in the competition will have their entry fee returned to them. Audition CDs will not be returned via mail, and must be picked up from KNEB Radio at 1928 E. Portal Place, Scottsbluff, Nebraska during regular business hours.
All finalists must bring background music with you on a CD. Please use original soundtracks when possible. KNEB is not responsible for failure for music to play on the sound system at the stage. All music should be tested during the sound check (at the time(s) listed above). Each contestant will be given seven minutes to perform. They may perform one song, or two, but cannot go over the seven minute time limit. One point will be deducted for every 30 seconds over the time limit. There will not be a live band at the show, and contestants MUST provide their own music for the show.
Contact Bill Boyer at 308-633-9499 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The final production of the Theatre West Summer Repertory season is "Beauty and the Beast". Cast members Aimie Adams, who plays the beauty and Jared Flodman, who plays the beast join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning.
After a handsome but conceited prince treats a beggar woman poorly, the woman turns out to be a beautiful enchantress and turns the prince into a beast. Further, the prince’s staff is all transformed into objects to do with their profession. The prince is given a magical mirror to view the outside world. To break the spell, he needs to learn to love a person for who they are, and get her to love him before a magical rose loses its petals. Meanwhile in a nearby village, a beautiful young bookworm (Belle) feels lonely and out of place. She lives with her eccentric but kind father, Maurice. Soon Maurice goes off to compete at an inventor’s fair but gets lost in the woods and ends up a prisoner at the beast’s castle. Belle eventually finds the castle and makes a deal with the beast to let her father go in return for her staying there with the beast. As the beast’ inner kindness slowly reveals itself, Belle grows to be in love with him. However, a jilted, self-centered and overly-masculine suitor from Belle’s village, Gaston, takes a posse to “save” her from the beast.
The show runs from July 17th through the 27th. Tickets are $17 for adults, $16 for seniors and $9 for students.
Box Office Hours Monday - Friday / 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. and Saturdays / 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. (excluding holidays.) Summer Box Office Telephone: 308-635-6193.