A Stierwalt Grooming and Show Fitting Clinic will be held on May 24th, 25th and 26th at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in Mitchell.
Participants bring their own calf and blocking chute and will learn proven techniques and tips on clipping, show day dressing, showmanship, feeding and general care.
The cost is $250 per team. Teams consist of up to four individuals from the same family.
It's limited to 20 teams/chutes, and is first come first served.
For information, contact Skip Jenne at 308.641.3223, Steve Flower at 308.641-0366 or Rhonda Flower at 308.641.2495.
Karla Niedan-Streeks from the Gering Convention & Visitors Bureau, Brendy Leisy, Scotts Bluff County Tourism Director, and Rebekah Gorsuch from the Hampton Inn & Suites were Kevin Mooney's guests on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning.
This is National Travel & Tourism Week, and there are a number of activities in recognition.
They include proclamations from Mayors of Scottsbluff/Gering/Terrytown, a brunch Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Hampton Inn. Tourism Rally Luncheon at the Gering Civic Center on Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local attractions will offer National Tourism Week deals. And the Hampton Inn will salute National Tourism Week with burgers and hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10th.
For more information, contact Leisy at 308-633-1808 or Karla Niedan-Streeks at 308-436-6886.
Panhandle Coop's Susan Wiedeman and Kathy Kropuenske from Keep Scottsbluff/Gering Beautiful were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning.
The Pharmaceutical Take-Back event is coming up this Saturday, May 4th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the east side of Main Street Market in Scottsbluff. This is a FREE collection of expired or unused pharmaceutical drugs, over the counter drugs, vitamins & sharps.
Clean Harbors will be in attendance to collect the pharmaceutical drugs for proper disposal. The drugs will be taken to a Clean Harbors facility to be incinerated.
For information, call Kathy Kropuenske at 308.632.4649.
Sponsored by Keep Scottsbluff/Gering Beautiful, Panhandle Cooperative Association, North Platte NRD, Platte Valley Bank, First State Bank, First National Bank, Valley Ambulance Service, Scotts Bluff County Health Department, Scottsbluff Police Department, and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ).
Kathy Gatch, Jackie Schaff and Casey Smith from Buckboard Therapeutic Riding Academy were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning.
Buckboard will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, March 30th from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1719 1st Avenue in Scottsbluff.
Proceeds will benefit riders for the 2013 riding season.
Goshen Community Theatre members join Bill Boyer on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning to talk about their upcoming project.
Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Bernadette Peters' performance as the Witch and Joanna Gleason's portrayal of the Baker's Wife brought acclaim to the production during its original Broadway run. Into the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera.
The musical has been produced many times, with a 1988 US national tour, a 1990 West End production, a 1991 television production, a 1997 tenth anniversary concert, a 2002 Broadway revival, a 2010 London revival and in 2012 as part of New York City's outdoor Shakespeare in the Park series. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rapunzel", and "Cinderella", as well as several others. The musical is tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, and their interaction with a Witch and her curse on them.
Opening night is Thursday, March 14th at 7 p.m. with a reception following. Advance tickets available at Pinnacle Bank, Vandel Drug or EWC Community Outreach/Guernsey OR purchase tickets at the door prior to the show.
The United Way of Western Nebraska just completed a very successful 2012-2013 campaign. The goal for the campaign was $360,000 and they ended up raising $429,543!
Executive Director Steph Black and campaign co-chair Krista Sarchet were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning to talk about the success of the campaign. Katie Camacho, the other campaign co-chair was unable to be here Monday morning.
The theme for the year was "Teaming up for a Better Tomorrow" and their success is attributed to an amazing community effort. They thanked each person who was part of their team this year, whether they bought a duck in the duck race, donated school supplies to the "Stuff the Bus" project, played golf in their tournament, made a monetary donation, or donated time as a volunteer.
They credited wonderful volunteers who helped promote United Way, 2 hard working campaign co-chairs, 18 loaned executives from local businesses, 17 special events committee members, 26 board members and representatives from 20 agencies that United Way helps fund.
They also had the support of 22 amazing Corporate Pacesetter businesses and their employees. The businesses help raise money for United Way by allowing employees the option to give through payroll deductions, do in-house fundraisers and give corporate donations.
A reminder to 501-(c)3 agencies interested in applying for 2013-2014 United Way funding that the applications need to be turned in to the United Way office by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 8th. You can find the application on their website at unitedwayofwesternnebraska.com or drop by the office at 1517 Broadway, Suite #106, Scottsbluff.
Teresa Swank and Suella Hanlon joined Dennis Ernest on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning to promote the 11th annual "Girls Night Out & P.J. Party" at the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff this Saturday, March 2nd from 6 to 10 p.m.
The doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and informational booths.
Suella Hanlon will present a salute to Phyillis Diller at 7:10 followed by the movie "The Guilt Trip" at 7:30. Tickets are $5 for members $8 for non-members.
They are also going to salute the "mature woman" with free gifts to the first 100 attendees.
Krystal Aulick, Becca Tompkins and Tony Kaufman from Leadership Scottsbluff were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning.
They were on the show to get word out about the annual "Hoops 4 Heroes" fundraising event on March 22nd.
This year, it will benefit CASA, CAPstone, Riverside Discovery Center and the Cooperative ministries Backpack program.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from any Leadership Scottsbluff member or from the teller line at First State Bank.
Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman and Chris Baer from the Nebraska State Patrol join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning to talk about the Panhandle Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.
A plunger can be anyone with enough nerve and heart, willing to dip more than their toes in some freezing water for a good cause. Minimum donations start at $50. Plungers can participate on an individual basis or be part of a team. And if you're taking the plunge, just know that this event is all about having fun while doing good. In other words, dress up in a costume or come up with a theme for your team, the wackier the better.
Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Teams and individual plunges will start at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the plunge there will be a post-plunge party held at YMCA Camp. Food will be provided for the plungers and there are incentives at the $75 through $3,000 levels. Polar Plunge merchandise will also be available for purchase at the party. Friends and family members of the plungers are also invited to attend the post-plunge party.
Full information is available at: http://www.scottsbluffcounty.org/sheriff/sheriffs-office-special-olympics-polar-plunge.html
KNEB Sales Manager Kendra Feather was Thursday morning's guest on KNEB's News Extra program to promote the 28th annual KNEB Farm & Ranch Expo.
This year's event will be Friday, February 8th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, February 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Scotts Bluff County Event Center at the fairgrounds in Mitchell.
The Expo starts off with the annual Farmers & Ranchers Breakfast on Friday morning from 7 to 9. It's presented courtesy of KNEB, Panhandle Coop, Farm Credit Services of America, 21st Century Equipment and 21st Century Water Technologies.
Register to win a Traeger grill Friday courtesy of Johnson Cashway Lumber Company and $650 in cash to be given away on Saturday!
Brown Shoe Fit Company is once again sponsoring their "Ugliest Boot Contest", where you can win $200 1st place, $100 2nd place and $50 3rd place gift certificates from Brown Shoe Fit Company.
This year, there will be Meet & Greet events with Nebraska football player Jase Dean (of Bridgeport) on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon presented by Bar 64, Panhandle Coop & Platte Valley Bank. Miss Nebraska 2012 Mariah Cook of Chadron will be there Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. presented by Sears of Chadron and Scottsbluff. And Miss Wyoming 2012 Lexie Madden of Torrington will be there on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. presented by Floyd's Truck Center.
There will be free blood pressure checks and pulse checks both days! Plus, vaccinations & other health screenings provided by Regional West Community Health and the Scotts Bluff County Health Department.
For full information including updates and exhibitor list visit kneb.com.
Billy Estes from the Midwest Theater was guest on News Extra Tuesday morning. He was on the program to remind folks that the Friends of the Midwest Theater Annual Meeting will be held tomorrow (Jan 23) at 5:30 p.m. at the theater.
Also, a reminder that Bearfoot is coming to the theater on Valentine's Day, February 14th. Telluride winner Bearfoot is one of the leading young bands reshaping American roots music. Drawing from a range of musical styles including bluegrass, old-time, folk, country, Cajun, blues and western swing. The female fronted group delivers a powerful live show that features winningly intimate lead vocals, intricate arrangements of award winning original songs, tight harmonies and impressive instrumental prowess.
And a heads up that Grammy Award nominated pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman will be coming to the theater on April 17th. Advance tickets for members will go on sale January 29th and general pubic ticket sales will start on February 12th.
For information or to purchase tickets, call the theater at 308.632.4311. Or email Midwest@Nebraskarts.com.
Cindy Rue, Sue Herdt and Justin Shaddick were guests on News Extra Friday morning. They were here to introduce and explain "Choices", a new extension of Scottsbluff High School that will provide a safe academic environment with customized education for the 21st century.
A community meeting explaining the school will be held on January 16th at 11:30 a.m. at the Platte Valley Bank Community Room. RSVP's are needed for the luncheon. Call 635-6200.
We were honored to have Miss Western Nebraska, JaCee Pilkington as our guest on KNEB's News Extra program Friday morning.
JayCee was here to talk about a fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network at the Steel Grill in Gering tonight (Friday) and at Bar 64 in Bridgeport tomorrow (Saturday).
Proceeds from all kids meals sold will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network.
Panhandle Mental Health Clinical Director Pamela Richardson and Youth Services Director Phil Darley were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Wednesday morning. They were on the air to discuss ways to help your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting. And general discussion of reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting from a mental health perspective.
As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a shooting rampage. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what age your children are, be they toddlers, adolescents or even young adults.
Consider the following tips for helping your children manage their distress.
Talk with your child. Talking to your children about their worries and concerns is the first
- Find times when they are most likely to talk: such as when riding in the car, before dinner, or at bedtime.
- Start the conversation; let them know you are interested in them and how they are coping with the information they are getting.
- Listen to their thoughts and point of view; don't interrupt — allow them to express their ideas and understanding before you respond.
- Express your own opinions and ideas without putting down theirs; acknowledge that it is okay to disagree.
- Remind them you are there for them to provide safety, comfort and support. Give them a hug.
Watch for signs of stress, fear or anxiety. After a traumatic event, it is typical for children (and adults) to experience a wide range of emotions, including fearfulness, shock, anger, grief and anxiety. Your children's behaviors may change because of their response to the event. They may experience
Take "news breaks." Your children may want to keep informed by gathering information about the event from the Internet, television or newspapers. It is important to limit the amount of time spent watching the news because constant exposure may actually heighten their anxiety and fears. Also, scheduling some breaks for yourself is important; allow yourself time to engage in activities you enjoy.
Take care of yourself. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your children. Be a model for your children on how to manage traumatic events. Keep regular schedules for activities such as family meals and exercise to help restore a sense of security and normalcy.
These tips and strategies can help you guide your children through the current crisis. If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, you may want to consider talking to someone who could help. A licensed mental health professional such as a psychologist can assist you in developing an appropriate strategy for moving forward. It is important to get professional help if you feel like you are unable to function or perform basic activities of daily living.
For more information, call 635-3171.
Karen Vorse from The Village at Regional West was guest on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning to talk about the 10th annual Tour of Trees at The Village.
It will be this Friday, December 14th from 2 to 4 p.m. It's inside, in the lobby and throughout the building, including the huge 22' tree in the main lobby.
Rita Stinner, Vocal Music Director at Western Nebraska Community College joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning.
WNCC's free Vocal Music Christmas Show is coming up this Friday, November 30th. The concert, "Carols,
Jennifer Rogers was guest Tuesday morning on KNEB's News Extra program.
Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) has teamed up with The Salvation Army again this year for the annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign which will kick-off on Thanksgiving and ring through Christmas.
“This is the 121st year for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign,” CAPWN Community Bridges Director Jennifer Rogers said. “It will be the 13th year in the Scottsbluff/Gering area.”
The bells will ring at Wal-Mart, Kmart, Safeway, in Scottsbluff and at Fresh Foods in Gering.
“We are focusing mostly on ringing Friday and Saturday’s at all four locations,” Rogers add. “However, the bells will also ring at other times depending on how many bell ringing volunteers we get this year.”
The bells will start ringing at Wal-Mart Thanksgiving evening from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Last year the campaign brought in $27,104.89.
“I think we can raise over $30,000 this year,” Bell Ringing Coordinator John Randall said.
Ninety percent of all the money raised will stay in the area to help people in need
“This is a great example of our community coming together,” Rogers said.
If anyone or a group would like to volunteer to ring the bells they are encouraged to call Jennifer Rogers or CAPWN Community Bridges Assistant Director Carmen Trevino at 308-635-3089.
“If you ring one time you will be hooked,” Randall, who has rung for the last 12 years, added.
Whether you ring or not “we encourage you to give,” Rogers said.
RaNae Garton was guest on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning to promote the Gering Merchant’s “125th Vintage Christmas.”
A holiday parade will kick-off holiday events in downtown Gering on Friday, Nov. 23rd at 6 p.m., followed by the opening of Santa’s Village in the Civic Center parking lot at 6:30 pm. Gering Merchants will serve hot chocolate and cookies and everyone is invited to come see Santa, take pictures, tour the village and see the holiday lights.
Santa’s Village will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in December. Visitors can enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and receive a goodie bag. On Dec. 1, a Pony Express rider will be picking up letters to deliver to the North Pole. Real reindeer will also be on site Dec. 1. The Gering Kiwanis Club will host the Dec. 8 Santa’s Village. City of Gering employees will be welcoming guests on Dec. 15 and the Gering Fire Department will be spreading Christmas cheer at the village on Dec. 22.
For more information, contact Cozad at 436-7312 or RaNae Garton, Gering Merchants Santa’s Village Chairman, at 641-2842.
Katie Bradshaw from the North Platte Valley Museum was guest on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning.
Katie was here to remind those wishing to participate in the Christmas tree decorating contest that setup time will run from November 17th through the 30th with the contest running from December 1-21.
It is a great opportunity for organizations to showcase themselves to hundreds of museum visitors. Businesses are encouraged to sponsor trees on behalf of charitable organizations.
Also, participants in the North Platte Valley Museum's Puzzles of the Past project will continue reminiscing about businesses on Gering's main street at a November 9th meeting.
Isabelle Wolf, Amanda Kaufman and Jayc Shaul from the Haig 4-H club were guests on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning to promote the 5th annual Haig 4-H Club Dodgeball Tournament.
It will be held on November 18th at the Mitchell Event Center. Tournament begins at 1 p.m. Entry forms are due by November 14th, and admission will be free.
Concessions will be available, and 4-H members will have a jar at the concession stand area for the public to donate to the Red Cross to aid victims of hurricane Sandy on the east coast.
Entry forms available at First State Bank - Scottsbluff and Gering, 21st Century Water Technology - Gering, and Platte Valley Bank - Scottsbluff.
For information, talk to any Haig 4-H member, or contact Tory Schwartz at 641-1492 or email@example.com.
Lake Minatare students Parker Yost and Tristen Brannan were guests on News Extra Thursday morning to promote the school's upcoming Soup Supper.
It will be held at the Lake Minatare School Gym on Saturday, November 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a choice of chili or chicken noodle soup, cinnamon bread, relishes, dessert & drink. There will also be a silent auction.
The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 4 to 11 and free for kids 3 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door.
To get to the school, go east on Highland Road, turn left on County Road 28. Then turn right on County Road K and follow to the school.
Jon-Lee Campbell was Wednesday morning's guest on News Extra, here to promote "Poof!"
L.U.N.A. Theatre Company and the DOVES Program are pleased to present the play “POOF!” this October in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “POOF!” is the remarkable story of two women’s friendship and the strength it took for one of them to break free of an abusive relationship.
“A Wine and Bean Pairing? What’s that?” you ask.
Char Schaneman and Jim Vance were guests on News Extra Wednesday morning. They were here to remind folks about the Wagon Wheel Sam's "Christmas in October" at Robidoux RV Park.
This Friday and Saturday evening, the RV rigs will be decorated for Christmas as they collect drive-thru donations of toys and non-perishable food.
Evereyone is invited to come enjoy apple cider, hot chocolate, coffee and tea, cookies, bars and muffins.