KNEB News Extra - April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016

Barbara Martinson joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning.

Barbara is on to invite everyone to purchase their tickets for the big fundraising concert coming in early June to the Five Rocks.

Country music legend Mel Tillis’s daughter will take her father’s place this summer at the annual Legacy of the Plains Museum concert June 11th at the Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering.
Martinson says Mel Tillis is canceling all of his contracts in 2016 due to health concerns, and the Pam Tillis Trio will perform instead at the Gering concert to benefit the Legacy of the Plains Museum.

Martinson says Pam Tillis will include some of her father’s songs during the hour and a half concert. Pam Tillis has had 13 top ten country singles herself.

Local favorite Kenyon Locry will open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12 and five and under are free. Call the Legacy of the Plains Museum at 436-1989 to purchase your tickets today.

KNEB News Extra - April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

Keep Scottsbluff/Gering Beautiful Executive Director Cassidy Baum and Panhandle Coop Marketing Director Susan Wiedeman join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Wednesday morning.

They are on the program to talk about the take back of pharmaceutical this Saturday, April 30th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Main Street Market in Scottsbluff at the pickup window on the east side.


KNEB News Extra - April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016

Midwest Theater Executive Director Billy Estes joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning.

Billy wants to invite everyone to help them celebrate 70 years of Entertainment at the historic Scottsbluff theater.

There will be a number of 70th Anniversary events including a free screening of "Gilda" on 35mm film on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. This was the first film shown on opening night at the Midwest Theater on May 3rd of 1946.

Other events include "Tappin n' Time" with 2015 World Tap Champion Kyle Van Newkirk on May 4th at 7:30 p.m.; The Scottsbluff Schools Orchestra & Scottsbluff Sprouts Spring Concert on May 5th at 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.; and "The Hit Men" on Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 p.m.

For tickets or information, contact the Midwest Theater at 308-632-4311. Or go to midwesttheater.com .



KNEB News Extra - April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016

Andrea Rein from CASA and Kate Batt from HHS join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning.

They are on to talk about their "Togeter We Rise" fundraiser with a goal of helping 150 kids being removed from homes a fresh start with a bag of their own.

Because no child should have to move their belongings in a trash bag

Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Being removed from your home is a scary and traumatic transition for a child, especially if they just saw their parents being arrested. They are being taken away from everything they knew and are heading towards something so very unfamiliar.

Children are given 2 trash bags when they are removed from their home to place their belongings in. These children are just like every other child. They deserve to be loved. They deserve to have something special to treasure. They shouldn't be written off just because they are in the system.

To highlight that April is Child Abuse Awareness month, CASA of Scotts Bluff County has chosen to partner up with Together We Rise to provide caseworkers a duffel bag to take with them during a child's removal from their home. The bags are called "Sweet Cases" and are filled with a warm blanket, some coloring supplies, hygiene kit, and a stuffed animal to keep by their side in this time of need.

Together We Rise works to bring positive change to these children's lives through direct interactions. Our goal is to not only bring some normalcy into their lives, but also to show these children that they are valued in the community.

OUR GOAL: 150 Sweet Cases x $25 each = $3,750

If we reach our goal, we’ll be hosting a Sweet Case get-together to decorate and fill these awesome bags. If you would like to donate, you can join us for our Sweet Case Day, but there’s no obligation if you can’t attend. We’ll fill and decorate your Sweet Case for you.

Please consider submitting a $25 donation to sponsor your own Sweet Case so that another child can have a safe place to store their things, no matter where their journey takes them next.

If you have any questions or want to become more involved with volunteer efforts within the area, feel free to contact CASA at director@casaofscbcounty.com or (308) 672-2922.


KNEB News Extra - April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

CAPstone Child Advocacy Center Executive Director Holly Brandt and Family Advocate Ingrid Frohbieter join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Friday morning.

The 7th annual CAPstone Super Hero Run will be held next Sunday, May 1st.

It will be held at the Gering Jr. High Football Stadium with check-in at 12:30 p.m.

For information, call 308-632-7274; Email: admin@capstonenebraska.com; Website: www.capstonenebraska.com .



KNEB News Extra - April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

Gering High School Dramatic Director Andy Stopel and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" leads Allie Baird and Collin Potts join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning.

With the show actually being cast late last year, the BIG show finally begins tonight and runs Friday and Saturday nights as well.  

Tickets are available online at geringschools.net and will also be available at the door.


KNEB News Extra - April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

Platte Valley Companies Ag Lender Paul Burgner and panhandle cattle producer Kenny Stauffer join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Wednesday morning.

They are on the program to promote the Nebraska Cattlemen Scotts Bluff County and Kimball-Banner Affiliate meeting, to be held tomorrow (Thursday, 4/21) at the Gering Civic Center.

Social at 5:30, meal at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The topic will be "Increasing Production Efficiency through Production Management" and the guest speaker will be Dr. Rick Funston.

$10 for members and $15 for non-members.

For tickets or information, call 308-641-0429.


KNEB News Extra - April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016

John Berge and Seth Popp from the North Platte Natural Resources District join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning.

John talks about important rule changes for stakeholders regarding the budget process.

Seth talks about a $750,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to expand the District's telemetry program that will officially be announced on Wednesday.