Clear Creek Event Center and Outdoor Concert Venue June 4th and 5th Scheduled Concerts.

In today’s local news we feature a new live music venue now open in Garden City. Clear Creek Event Center is a 60-acre outdoor venue that opened in mid-2020. The venue is in its beginning stages and is your basic concert arena.

This property is available to rent for various events, but this summer Clear Creek Event Center has several live music concerts on its schedule thru August. There is ample parking space. There are no buildings at this time and no bleachers so those that attend must bring blankets or lawn chairs. Clear Creek Event Center offers a private countryside space and serene lakeside view, where concerts will be held this summer.

The mission is to give back to local charities and ministries to further their positive life-changing impacts. The first of several concerts will be held on June 4th, “Yard Dogs and Hunter Thomas Mounce” will be on stage at 6 pm. The cost is $20.00 per person for advance admission tickets. Gate tickets will be slightly higher.

June 5th will feature the live band “ Rock and Roll Never Forgets, which will be a tribute to Bob Seger and “Special Forces Band” will feature a salute to 38 special. Admission for the Saturday, June 5th concert is also priced at $20.00 for advance tickets per person and will be slightly higher at the gate.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the gate for a slightly higher charge. Alcohol, food, or drinks will not be allowed to be brought into the concert. See them on Facebook at Clear Creek Event Center. This event center and live music venue are found at 26608 South Little Road in Garden City.

Bates County: Rodeo Queens and Princess Candidates Wanted!

The Butler Saddle Club Rodeo hits Butler on June 18th 19th and 20th. The Butler Saddle Club is now looking for cowgirls who would like to compete for their 2021 rodeo Princess and Queen title. To be eligible for rodeo princess, the candidate must be between the ages of 9 and 15 (before the start of the rodeo weekend).

To be eligible for rodeo queen, the candidate must be between the ages of 16 to 21 years old (before the start of the rodeo weekend), candidate requirements are that they never have been married and no children). The deadline to sign up for Butler Rodeo Princess and Rodeo Queen is May 14th of 2021.

There will be an informative meeting held at 6 pm on Friday, May 14thh at the Butler Saddle Club Rodeo Arena, located on the Bates County Fairgrounds. The Butler Saddle Club Rodeo is scheduled for June 18th 19th and 20th at the Bates County Fairgrounds in Butler. Call or text Lacey Lee for more information or to sign up for Rodeo Queen and Princess competition. 660-464-4732 that number again, 660-464-4732.

Rich Hill Book Sale

Rich Hill Memorial Library Book Sale today, April 23rd, 514 East Walnut, 9-5 pm, free-will offering. Children’s books, westerns, adventure, comedy, romance, and more.

NRMC Foundation Receives Mammogram Funds

Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) Foundation was recently the recipient of a $1,000 donation from H.O.P.E. 4-You Breast Cancer Foundation in Joplin, Mo. NRMC is one of several area hospitals receiving funds from the H.O.P.E. 4-You Foundation to assist in providing mammogram screenings to uninsured and underinsured women.

Each October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NRMC hosts a Ladies Night offering free mammograms to qualifying individuals. This program has been made possible, in part, by annual donations from the H.O.P.E. 4-You Foundation. Research surveys in Vernon County have indicated that mammograms are one area of health care in which women are underserved. 

“We are honored to have this continued support from the H.O.P.E. 4-You Breast Cancer Foundation,” says Natalie Eberhard, Foundation Director at NRMC. “Generous donations such as these allow us to help dozens of women get the care they would not otherwise be able to afford. And I’m certain that has saved lives.”


Celebrating a gift to assist with mammogram funding are (from the left) NRMC Foundation Board Members Betsy Curtis, Lindsay Jackson, Jeanna Simpson, Kristen Schroer, Connie Garton and Dana Ellis.