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Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska

    The 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball Hosts and Committee Members presented a check of $10,000 to Leanne and Tyler Klein with Wauneta EMS. Fundraising checks were presented Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Wauneta Senior Center.
    Available for the presentation are (from left) committee members Shawn Jones and Julie Jones, Hosts Wayne and Chris Krausnick, Hosts Allison and Derek Sandman, Leanne and Tyler Klein, committee members Joey and Myra Large, Marlene Cox, Steve and Char Wallin.

Cattlemen’s Ball distributes nearly $750,000

Organizers of the 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska held in June near Wauneta handed out nearly $750,000 raised for area and state organizations.
    The contributions, given out Sunday at the Wauneta Senior Center, included $673,738.95 to the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, the main beneficiary of the charity event.
    The rest of the money was split among 13 area organizations and agencies.
    “We really didn’t have a goal,” said Allison Sandman, one of the event’s hosts. “We were hoping we could get to a million.”
    Still, she said, she was “very happy how it turned out. Think about where our state was in March,” when many donors decide how much they will give. “A lot of our big corporate donors that give annually this year gave a lot of their money to flood relief. We can’t fault them for that.”
    In addition, the farm economy has been somewhat depressed this year and “there’s where a lot of our dollars come from, too,” Sandman said.
    Dr. Ken Cowan, director of the Buffett Cancer Center, accepted that contribution.
    Cowan lauded this year’s event and its organizers.

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