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Aug
3
Mon
Donate used durable medical equipment
Aug 3 all-day

Let Independence Rising give your extra, gently used durable medical equipment a home.

Your donation allows Independence Rising to rent durable medical equipment to individuals who have a disability or are recovering from illness or surgery. This assistive equipment provides essential support necessary for individuals to live independently in the community.

Please contact Jamie Schweda @ Independence Rising 308-633-7025

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2020

Independence Rising will be moving to:

1807 Avenue A
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
308.633.7025

Independence Rising is an Independent Living Center serving individuals with a disabling condition to achieve their community-based living goals.

Gering Street Closure
Aug 3 all-day

Gering’s “D Street”  between 13 th and 15th Streets will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:00 am, Monday August 3, 2020 for the installation of a water service line.

The road will reopen by 5:00 pm on Thursday August 6, 2020. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and drive with caution in this area.

Goshen County Fair @ Torrington
Aug 3 all-day

Open Class Non Perishable Entries 7am to 12 Noon

Youth Shows:

8:00am Horse Show

4:00pm Breeding Meat Goat, Breeding Sheep Showmanship, Breeding Sheep and Swine Shows.

 

Health Alert issued for Oliver Reservoir @ Kimball
Aug 3 all-day

The state has issued a health alert for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Oliver Reservoir in Kimball County.

When a health alert is issued, signs are posted to advise the public to use caution, and designated swimming beaches are closed during the alert. Recreational boating and fishing are permitted, but the public is advised to use caution and avoid exposure to the water, particularly avoiding any activity that could lead to swallowing the water. Do not let pets get in the water or drink from the lake. People can still use the public areas for camping, picnics and other outdoor activities.

Weekly sampling has been conducted at 52 public lakes since mid-May. The lakes will continue to be monitored weekly through the end of September. Sampling results for HAB and bacteria will be updated every Friday and posted on NDEE’s website, http://dee.ne.gov. The state’s monitoring is conducted at public lakes with swimming beaches and high public activity. HAB may also be present in other lakes in Nebraska that are not tested, so the public should use caution if they see signs of algal blooms.

Pre-Order Greek Festival Food and T-Shirts
Aug 3 all-day

A different Greek Festival this year!

How/When to Pre-Order:
~T-Shirt Pre-Orders: July 17th – July 24th
~Food Pre-Orders: July 20th – Aug. 2nd
*Pre-Order t-shirts and food online (http://assumption-greek-orthodox-church.square.site/) or via phone (308-279-0077)

Pickup:

Saturday, August 8th, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
@ the Community Center Parking Lot in Bridgeport, NE
~Purchase a Beer and Freshly Grilled Greek Sausage
~Pick up your PRE-ORDERED t-shirts and food

~Online Auction: Aug. 2nd – Aug. 8th @ 5:00 PM
*Bid or donate on the auction site at greekfestauction.com

Check out our Facebook Event (94th mikro greek festival) for more info!

Virtual 5K for United Way
Aug 3 all-day

Run, jog, walk or roll a 5k from any location for United Way! Beginning August 1 through September 15 United Way of Western Nebraska serving Box Butte and Dawes Counties is hosting a
Virtual 5K for United Way presented by Box Butte General Hospital.

How does a virtual 5k work?

1. Register for the race ($25 for adults, $20 under 18) by going to www.uwwn.org/5kforUnitedWay . You will receive your choice of t-shirt or ladies razorback tank and holographic Virtual 5K for United Way sticker. All your race goodies will be mailed to you!

2. You can run, jog or walk on a trail, on the treadmill, in the hills, on the track, whatever location you choose!  Run (or walk) your own race, at your own pace and time yourself.  There are lots of free apps
that track time, route and distance.  Choose your favorite one and track your race route, time and completion! Complete 5k on your own or with your family or group any time before September 15, 2020 at Midnight.

What To Do If You Receive Unsolicited Seed Packet(s)
Aug 3 all-day

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has received several reports of citizens receiving unsolicited packages of seed in the mail in recent days. Our team has, and will continue to, work with USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on any reports received in Nebraska.

If you received one of these packages – do not open the sealed seed packages and do not plant the seeds. Please keep the sealed seed packets and mailing packaging (including the mailing label) together in a sealed bag and contact the local USDA APHIS office at 402-434-2346. Please be prepared to share with them your phone number and contact information. Further guidance on handling of the packages will be provided to those that call.

Box Butte Co Fair @ Hemingford
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

M O N D A Y , A U G U S T 3
Enter Open Class (CDEGH)…9 AM-5 PM

Pastor’s Pantry @ First Christian Church - Scottsbluff
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you or your family are in need of food, the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers help through the Pastor’s Pantry.  They are open Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Use the South Entrance, 2102 Avenue A in Scottsbluff.  Or call (308)635 1023

In your kindness,

  • They need food and box donations everyday.
  • Volunteers needed the first Wednesday of every month.
  • USDA Farm to Table Food Giveaway first Wednesday of every month
Gering Farmers Market Moves to Mondays @ Gering Civic Plaza
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The new Gering Farmers Market is now on Monday Evenings, (effective July 13,) through September in the Gering Civic Plaza! It’s time to purchase fresh, locally-grown produce and quality hand-made crafted items at the weekly Gering Farmers Market on the northwest corner of the new Gering Civic Plaza. Under the
canopy in the parking lot; a bountiful selection of all your favorite vegetables, fruits, herbs and greens complimented by quality hand-crafted items. Taking the stage at the Plaza will be various local musicians playing for your pleasure throughout the Farmers Market hours; food trucks will be onsite for dining and beverages.

The Market is operating in accordance with the Panhandle Public Health Department and DHM’s; practice social distancing
throughout the expansive Plaza grounds. MASKS ARE ENCOURAGED for vendors and attendees for the
safety of all.

Gering Civic Plaza –  at the corner of 11th & O Streets

For more information; visit Gering Farmers Market on Facebook.

Knights of Columbus Monday Bingo @ K of C Hall -- Scottsbluff
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm

The Knights of Columbus Council #2681 will be restarted their Monday Bingo  (as of July 6th 2020)

Doors will open at 5:00 pm and Bingo to start at 7:00 pm.  The Knights kitchen will be open for hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks.  Face masks are optional but are highly recommended.  Social distancing rules will be in effect.

Everyone is welcomed to attend.  Proceeds from bingo go to help several charities in the valley including Camp Scott, Buckboard Riding Academy, local Veterans groups, St. Agnes School and many others.

Aug
4
Tue
City of Gering Mosquito Spraying
Aug 4 all-day

The City of Gering will begin spraying for mosquitoes on Tuesday evenings of each week,  weather permitting. Thursday evening spraying may be added later if needed.

Gering Street Closure
Aug 4 all-day

Gering’s “D Street”  between 13 th and 15th Streets will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:00 am, Monday August 3, 2020 for the installation of a water service line.

The road will reopen by 5:00 pm on Thursday August 6, 2020. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and drive with caution in this area.

Goshen Co Fair @ Torrington
Aug 4 all-day

SWINE BARN

8-10am  Market Swine Weigh-in and Carcass Ultra Sound

10am-Noon Market Lamb Weigh-in and Carcass Ultra Sound

1-2pm Market Goat Weigh-in and Carcass Ultra Sound

3-4pm  Market Beef Weigh-in and Carcass Ultra Sound

2:00pm 1st/2nd Yr. Lamb Conferences     RC

5:00pm Arrival Deadline for all Livestock

6:00pm  Goat Costume and Agility Contest — Goat Ring

YOUTH RODEO SERIES   6:00pm  — Pavilion

What To Do If You Receive Unsolicited Seed Packet(s)
Aug 4 all-day

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has received several reports of citizens receiving unsolicited packages of seed in the mail in recent days. Our team has, and will continue to, work with USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on any reports received in Nebraska.

If you received one of these packages – do not open the sealed seed packages and do not plant the seeds. Please keep the sealed seed packets and mailing packaging (including the mailing label) together in a sealed bag and contact the local USDA APHIS office at 402-434-2346. Please be prepared to share with them your phone number and contact information. Further guidance on handling of the packages will be provided to those that call.

Farmers to Families Food Box Program @ Alliance
Aug 4 @ 9:15 am

Residents of Alliance that have been hard hit by COVID19, job loss
or other challenges, will benefit from the Farmers to Families Food Box Program  through August 25th.   This drive-up, pre-boxed distribution will include fresh fruits and vegetables, diary and meat items.

The event will be held each Tuesday at 9:15 at the Lyceum at the intersection of Big Horn and 9th. Cars are asked to line up at Cheyenne Ave then onto 9th street heading towards Big Horn.
Patrons are asked to stay in their vehicles and the food will be placed in their truck by volunteers. Each vehicle will receive one distribution.

This program is sponsored by Cashwa, partnering with United Way, Northwest Community Action Partnership, USDA and community volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact United Way at 308-763-8031.

Box Butte Co Fair @ Hemingford
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm

T U E S D A Y , A U G U S T 4
Clover Kids Pet Parade………………..3 PM
Family Fun Night………………………6-9 PM
Junior Rodeo Registration…….6-6:30 PM
Junior Rodeo………………………….6:30 PM

Morrill Farmer’s Market
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Shop with the Morrill Farmer’s Market Saturdays 11am to 2pm and Tuesdays 3pm to 6pm, on the east side of Morrill.

Fresh produce, locally grown beef and pork, baked goods, homemade crafts and more.

Beginning Saturday, July 18th, through October.

Follow the Morrill Farmer’s Market on their Facebook page for updates.

GROBigRed Virtual Learning Series @ via Zoom
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm

Join the experts from Nebraska Extension to learn and  ask questions about your yard and gardens.

Tuesdays @ 6pm MDT | Free | Via Zoom

GARDENS

7/14  Vegetable Gardens
7/21  Fall Gardening
7/28  Tomato Troubles
8/4     Preserving the Harvest
8/18   Herbs
9/15   Cover Crops
9/22   Composting
9/29   Putting Your Garden to Bed for Winter

TREES  

8/11  Tree Problems
8/25  Tree Selection
9/1     Tree Planting
9/8     Tree Care

Register: https://go.unl.edu/grobigredvirtual

 

Aug
5
Wed
Box Butte Co Fair @ Hemingford
Aug 5 all-day

W E D N E S D A Y , A U G U S T 5
Enter Open Class (BKF)…………9 AM-3 PM
Open Poultry Show Reg…………….10-11 AM
Open Poultry Show……………………….11 AM
4-H Poultry Show…………………………..1 PM
Waterhole #9 Outdoor Bar…….1 PM-12 AM
Hops & Berries Entry……………………….1 PM
Hops & Berries Contest………………….2 PM
4-H Rabbit Show…………………………..4 PM
Fair Queen Contest……………………….8 PM