Friday, August 13, 2010
News from Gove County
By Chris Hartman
Hot, dry southerly winds, typical for this time of year, have blasted Gove County over the last few weeks. Some rain would be welcome.
Old Settler's Days begin in Gove this evening with a pot luck supper (meat provided by the Gove Fire Department) and magic show. Tomorrow's events include a sand volleyball tournament, bingo, horseshoes, BBQ supper, quilt auction, and dance. Attendees are reminded to bring their own lawn chairs.
B & H Paving of Scott City sealed 5th Street in Quinter, putting down a layer of oil followed by a layer of sand. Reportedly, the warm weather will help the oil seep into the cracks in the street.
Frank Powers traveled to the National "Campvention" of the Family Campers and RVers Association in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where he placed first in horseshoes and second in homemade birdhouses.
The Bureau of Land Management held a wild horse and burro adoption event in Hays last weekend. Sixty wild horses and 10 burros were available for adoption.
Jason McCollough won the Third Annual Waldo McBurney 5K with a time of 15:42.
Source: Gove County Advocate, July 28, August 4, and August 11, 2010.