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Cattlemen's Ball 2014 wraps up

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The dust has settled from this year's Cattlemen's Ball, and organizers say the weekend was an overwhelming success.

Over the past three days, an estimated 10,000 people flocked to 'Hoot Owl Ranch' in Banner County.

The Ball was hosted to 'Corral a Cure for Cancer' and all the money raised will go to fund cancer research at the Fred and Pamela Buffet Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Saturday night was a huge money-maker for the ball, as several high-dollar items were purchased at the live auction, including a dinner at the governor's mansion, which went for more than $6,000 dollars.

Governor Heineman was in attendance, and said it was the best ball he's been to yet.
 
"It means a lot to me personally, it means a lot to the state, and it means a lot to cancer research and our cancer survivors. This is the tenth time I've been to this as governor, and every year it gets better. This is an incredible setting and I'm very, very proud of western Nebraska," Governor Heineman said.
 
Official numbers are still being calculated, but early estimates are already over $1 million dollars raised.

The Cattlemen's Ball next year will be held in Lynch, Nebraska.
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