Miss Nebraska Little Sisters

The application period for the 2016 Miss Nebraska Little Sister’s is February 1st to February 15th. Girls in 2nd and 3rd grades are eligible. Applications are available at all NebraskaLand Bank locations, JJ’s Bridal, The Pop Corner, Tallmon’s Jewelers and The Dance Factory/Warehouse. Miss Nebraska Pageant is June 8, 9 and 11, 2016.

The Little Sister’s program was started as a good will gesture between girls in the community and the visiting contestants. The Big and Little Sisters are introduced at Contestant Orientation and often correspond several times between then and pageant week. During the pageant, they rehearse together and have some time for recreation and building friendships. These friendships often last for many years and create a lasting bond between the big sister and little sister.

The Miss Nebraska Little Sister program is a mentoring program that has been in existence for over 20 years.

Facts of the Miss Nebraska Little Sister program:

It is NOT a competition. Little Sisters are paired with contestants as a mentoring program.

  • Girls participating are expected to act in a kind, caring and respectful manner.
  • Little Sisters learn a dance routine that they perform each night of the Miss Nebraska Pageant in June. Dance experience is helpful but not required.
  • Little Sister alumni raise funds through events and concession sales to provide scholarships to the contestants. Once a girl has been a little sister they are forever part of the alumni. Future volunteer opportunities and expectations include selling concessions and/or ushering during pageant nights and teen pageant and participating in Nebraskaland kids parade and the Miss Nebraska parades.
  • Little Sister families are responsible for fees for the costs of participation (ie: costumes, tshirts, their tickets, program books, mailings, etc.) as well optional family tickets, photographs, videos, etc. No scholarship or fee assistance is available.
  • Kli>Little Sisters participation is limited to once, unless their contestant wins the Miss Nebraska title in which they return the following year with her. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

The Process:

Beginning February 1, 2015 to February 15, 2016, applications will be accepted to be a Miss Nebraska Little Sister for the June 2016 pageant. The applicant must currently be in 2nd or 3rd grade. They must also be available for all practices June 5 – 11, 2016 and orientation meeting with their “big sister” near the first of April. A non refundable $25 application fee needs to be included with application. (If chosen, the current fee to be in the program is $250 and can be paid in two installments).

Applications are available for pick up at Tallmon’s Jewelers, J J’s Bridal in the Platte River Mall, NebraskaLand Bank (main office) or by request to missnelittlesisters1@gmail.com. Applications should be sent (postmarked) no earlier than February 1st and must be postmarked no later than February 15th for consideration. Acceptance will be decided by a selection committee. Only girls currently in 2nd or 3rd grade will be considered. The number of applicants accepted will vary depending on the number of mentor/contestants to be paired with and will be at the discretion of the Miss Nebraska board of directors. Applications will only be accepted through delivery to:

Miss Nebraska Little Sisters
P.O. Box 1193
North Platte, NE 69103-1193

Woodhouse Fundraiser

Kelsey’s Place, 219 Rodeo Road, will be rocking for a good cause on January 30.<br><br>

Silent Auction 1 – 3 p.m. Pot Luck 2 – 5 p.m. Concert featuring Surveying the Damned and Flux Amuck at 9 p.m. $2 cover.<br><br>

All of the proceeds go to benefit the family of Kris Woodhouse.<br><br>

In memory of Kristian Douglas Woodhouse, 1991 – 2016.

Super Bride Sunday

It’s time once again for Super Bride Sunday at North Platte’s Quality Inn and Suites / Sandhills Convention Center! The fun begins at noon on January 31, with a fashion show starting at 3:00 p.m. Vendors from across the state and the area will be showcasing bridal fashions and wedding goods, perfect for any wedding. Register for a Honeymoon Cruise Give-away as well as other door prizes! Free admission!


January 30, 2016!
Event schedule! (ALL events free except the Blue Rock Shoot)

–5 Stand Blue Rock Shoot (starts at Noon) $10 a Round. Shells $8 a box if you wish to purchase any shells.
–Pheasant Hunt (9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm) Limited to groups of 4. MUST PRE-REGISTER! Call 308-530-2229
–3D Archery Course in a hunting setting (11am-4pm)
Youth Activities (*must be accompanied by an adult)
–BB gun range
–archery range
–Wii hunting
–Casting and Flipping Challenge

*****Even MORE events from the NE Game and Parks trailer*****
Booth Exhibits from 2-6pm
Seminars throughout the Day

The day will finish with a fantastic Wild Game Feed at Maxwell Baptist Church. Will post a menu later of the delicious wild game yet to come!

For more information call Russ at 308-520-2229.

Medical World

North Platte’s Great Plains Health has teamed up with the North Platte Area Children’s Museum on the all new Medical World. All children and their parents are invited to attend the ribbon cutting and open house celebrating this new exhibit on Saturday, January 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Museum, 314 N. Jeffers St.

IMPACT – Nebraska Artists Show “Lewis and Clark” continues at North Platte’s Prairie Art Center through the end of January. The PAC gallery exhibit is free and open to everyone.

This exhibit is made possible through the the Nebraska Arts Council grant program.

Open hours 9:00 a.m. to. 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sat. Or by appointment 532-8690,or leave a message at the PAC 534-5121.

Help celebrate the one year anniversary of the Espresso Shop by Caravan at 416 N. Dewey with the Kris Lager Band playing acoustic sets 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. on January 23.

Then rock out to KLB as they move to Sculleys Shooters, 2221 E. 4th St. at 9:00 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge at Shooters.

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Eagle viewing has returned to the area as many Bald Eagles choose to overwinter in the Platte River Valley. Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s Eagle-viewing facilities are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Dec. 26, 2015 at the J-2 Hydroplant south of Lexington on Johnson Lake and beginning Jan. 2, 2016 at the Ogallala Facility east of Lake McConaughay.

Locally, North Platte’s Cody Park is a wonderful eagle viewing facility, and eagles can be seen in great numbers around the Sutherland Reservoir. The Sutherland Oregon Trail Golf Course and Campground and the Hershey Beach/Outlet area are popular with the birds.

Many other migratory birds can be viewed at the Sutherland Reservoir.

First Baptist“Christmas Vignettes” is the theme for the 2015 22nd annual Robert M. Rouch Memorial Living Christmas Tree at North Platte’s First Baptist Church, 100 McDonald Road, Friday December 11th, Saturday December 12th and Sunday December 13th, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Each year the sanctuary is transformed by a massive “Living” Christmas Tree, peopled by wonderful performers from the congregation. The event is free to the public, but as it is a very popular show, tickets are required for admission. Admission, Tickets will be available beginning Monday, November 30th at the church office, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m….1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. or can be held in reserve by calling the office at (308-532-6772). There will be a free will donation taken during the show.

As an added treat, the audience will have an opportunity to browse the World Crafts Boutique in Fellowship Hall after the Living Christmas Tree performance. All of the profits from these sales go back directly to the artisans involved to improve their family’s daily life.

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MMA Cage fighting returns to North Platte on Saturday, November 21 at the D & N Event Center, 501 E. Walker Road. Tickets available now at www.cagetix.com.