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Farmers & Merchants Bank of Ashland
PO Box 217
1501 Silver Street
Ashland, NE 68003
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Q125 Celebration, June 6th, 2015 (Tentative schedule)
11:00 AM - Flag Raising and National Anthem
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM – Brunch – looking for Nebraska pioneer menus
1:00 PM Parade lineup – Looking for vintage transportation, farm equipment and fire apparatus – Coordinator – Pat Umland – 402-781-2096
2:00 - Parade
2:00 - 4:00 PM Magic Show - Great One Productions
4:00 PM - Kid's Games
5:00 PM - Music Show
4:30 - 6:30 PM Supper (and Ice Cream) – Alvo Fire Department
7:00 PM - Vintage Movies (Popcorn)
Schedule is subject to change up to and including Celebration Day
Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Fri, May 01, 2015
Sat, May 02, 2015
Sun, May 03, 2015
Mon, May 04, 2015
Tue, May 05, 2015
Full moon 10:42 PM on Wednesday the 3rd
Events during the week in histoy
Personal history note - 45 years ago on the 28th, I got off a MAC contract flight at Cam Ranh Bay, Viet Nam for a temporary assignment to Pyramid, a tactical radar site on the edge of Ban Me Thuot, the provincial capital of Darlac Province which was located on the border between Cambodia and South Viet Nam. After a ride with US and Vietnames troops and Vietnamese civilians (with their chickens) in a C-123, we landed at Ban Me Thuot, where for 45 days I controlled tactical aircraft attacking ground targets and transporting troops and supplies during the first part of the "Cambodian Incursion", a joint South Vietnamese and US operation attacking People's Army of Viet Nam and Viet Cong troops, who used neutral Cambodia as a safe haven. The skies were red-orange from the dirt kicked up by Hueys and Chinooks transporting troops and supplies into the area and wounded and dead out. Meanwhile, back in the "world", protests took off, leading up to the National Guard shooting of protestors at Kent State University. This news and the news of the subsequent student strikes and protests across the country were met with a wide range of response from the personnel at Pyramid. Even though the consensus was that Viet Nam was a "@#$%#& #! war" nobody at our site decided to quit. 16 months later, after time in Thailand and South Korea, when I and others returned to the "world" our homecoming was less than welcoming. There are links below to more details of that spring in 1970 below.
April 29th, 1992 - Rioting began after a jury decision to acquit four Los Angeles policemen in the Rodney King beating trial. 54 people were killed in 3 days.
April 30th, 1970 - U.S. troops invaded Cambodia to disrupt North Vietnamese Army base areas. The announcement by President Nixon led to widespread protests. Cambodian Incursion
April 30th, 1975 - Saigon was captured by the North Vietnamese.
May 1st, 2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama announced that U.S. soldiers had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
May 2nd, 1974 - Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
May 3rd, 1988 - The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband's activities.
May 4th, 1970 - The Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students during an anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded. Kent State Shooting
May 5th, 1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the US.
May 5th, 1925 - John T. Scopes, a biology teacher in Dayton, TN, was arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
April 27th, 1965 - "Pampers" were patented by R.C. Duncan.
April 28th, 1994 - Former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had given U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then Russia, pled guilty to espionage and tax evasion. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.