Clay Walker is coming to the 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball

Clay Walker, country superstar and popular entertainer, will headline the 2019 Nebraska Cattlemen's Ball near Wauneta, Nebraska Saturday June 8th, 2019.  Nominated for Top Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music, Clay Walker has had six No. 1 hits, with five consecutive No. 1 songs: "What's It to You," "Live Until I Die," "Dreaming with my Eyes wide Open," "If I could Make a Living," "This Woman and This Man," and "Rumor Has It." Overall, Walker has had 23 top 20 hits, and 19 Top 10 hits including the recent hit "She Won't Be Lonely Long."   Clay Walker has also just come out with a new Album in 2019 entitled "Long Live The Cowboy."  With Beach Balls, Streamers, Confetti, and Videos playing behind him on a giant screen as he sings, Clay Walker's Concert is a "Party on Stage!"  Come join the Party, and Get your tickets now at  Or mail your check to PO Box 9, Wauneta NE 69045.  The $400Trail Boss tickets includes Friday and Saturday (4 ... More

Hebron 2018

$1,747,961.89 That's the grand total that was raised at the 2018 Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska! We are humbled by your generosity!  Thanks - and we'll see you in 2019! Cattlemen’s Ball by the numbers: 50 committees to plan and organize 200-250 people each committee 40+ communities representing the committees 1,100 volunteers from approximately 100 zip codes 1,512 tables 4,500 chairs 3 semi loads of wood chips More than $13,000 sold in table decorations (goal was $5,000) $13,000 made on golf tourney $27,430 made on the same five bottles of wine $77,000 made on 26 guns (net) $80,000 made on beverages $663,000 on four auctions with 285 items for the silent auction $260,000 Calf For A Cure 1 very confident group (steering committee) with a $1.5 million goal $1,747,961 total amount made on the Ball 31 percent of the total, minus the fundraiser, for expenses $1,550,961 to the Fred and Pamela Buffett Center 10 percent stays in the home country $173,000 to 56 ... More

2019 Cattlemen’s Ball Calf for a Cure Donations

The 2019 Cattlemens' Ball Committee is pleased to announce the first Calf for a Cure Donors, Jack and Carol Maddux and Eddie and Donna Nichols, all of Wauneta, Nebraska.  Following the 2019 Wauneta Harvest Festival July 28, 2019, the couples posed for a group photo with C0-Hosts Derek & Allison Sandman and Wayne & Chris Krausnick, and Co-Chairs Joey & Myra Large and Shawn & Julie Jones. Madduxes and Nicholses have been lifelong cattle producers in southwest Nebraska.  Both Jack and Eddie served as President of the Nebraska Stock Growers Association (now named Nebraska Cattlemen's Association)  and both Carol and Donna served as President of the Nebraska Cow-Belles.  Eddie and Jack have served on National Boards and have received many honors.   More

Chase Hoffschneider’s Cancer Story


Diane Scott’s Cancer Story


Cancer….Look OUT!

A group of nearly 40 members of the 2017 Cattlemen’s Ball members convoyed to Omaha in great anticipation of seeing the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center that will open clinically in the summer of 2017. The new center is designed to shape cancer care, research and education all under one roof.  It is no secret that I lost my Dad to Pancreatic cancer.  Having all of the patient needs under one roof would have been life changing for my Dad.  Dr. Cowan shared with the group several of the goals and desires of the all-inclusive, state of the art center.   Dr. Cowan remarked as he shared the one entrance to the building where doctors, researchers, patients and family all enter, was designed, for example to touch researchers to be immediate and aggressive in their pursuit of a cure due to them mingling hand in hand with patients and families daily, they witness and see firsthand the struggles and carnage cancer leaves.  All stakeholders are intimately involved with patient ... More

2017 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Ball Granted First Tour of Buffett Cancer Center

Stakeholders of the 2017 Nebraska Cattlemen's Ball will be honored with a tour of the new Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, NE. Stakeholders will arrive at the Buffett Cancer Center on Thursday, the 29th of September. Kenneth H. Cowan, MD, PhD, will present to the group from 11:00 to 2:30 pm.  The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project is designed to shape cancer care, research and education in Nebraska, the region and the world. The Buffett Cancer Center (formerly known as the Eppley Cancer Center) received its National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designation in 1983, and is the only one in Nebraska to earn such distinction.  It is also one of 14 founding members of the alliance of leading cancer centers known as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). In 2013 ground was broken on a new cancer center complex on the UNMC main campus, with an estimated completion date of 2017.  Please visit for more informatio... More

My Cancer Story

"There are a lot of uncertainties in life while undergoing cancer treatment. One thing I can always count on are my caring and compassionate health care providers." "Due to hereditary cancer my grandchildren are at a higher risk of developing cancer themselves. That's a legacy no one wants to leave. Cancer research is important to me!" More