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Ruth Leming will be 90 on June 27th!

Her family is honoring her with a card shower. Cards and birthday wishes may be sent to Ruth at 130 Russell, Alvo, NE 68304

Happy Birthday, Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma! Love, John & Cleo Leming, Jen & Neal Wilhelm, Wade & Wendy, Chasmine, Braxten Leming and Tyler & Abby Wilhelm

Just a side note - Your editor is more than happy to include these milestone items. 

 More good news - bad news since last week. Abnormally dry and moderate drought soil conditions decreased, but locally, soil was and is saturated, with soybean planting delayed. Soybean yield is decreased when late planting shortens the growing season.

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Nebraska is still better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see

First day of summer is Sunday, June 21st, which is also Father's Day!

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until summer/fall
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 05:53 AM 09:00 PM 15:07 4
Thursday, June 18, 2015 05:53 AM 09:00 PM 15:07 3
Friday, June 19, 2015 05:54 AM 09:00 PM 15:06 2
Saturday, June 20, 2015 05:54 AM 09:00 PM 15:06 1
Sunday, June 21, 2015 05:54 AM 09:01 PM 15:07 0
Monday, June 22, 2015 05:54 AM 09:01 PM 15:07 93
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 05:54 AM 09:01 PM 15:07 92

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Events during this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.

June 17th, 1950 - Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago.

June 17th is Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 18th, 1983 - Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

June 18th is Go Fishing Day and International Panic Day and International Picnic Day and National Splurge Day and this year, Ramadan.

June 19th, 1987 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Louisiana law that required that schools teach creationism.

June 19th is World Sauntering Day.

June 20th, 1977 - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline began operation.

June 20th is Ice Cream Soda Day and in 2015, both National Hollerin' Contest Day and World Juggler's Day.

 June 21st,  2004 - SpaceShipOne, designed by Burt Rutan and piloted by Mike Melvill, reached 328,491 feet above Earth in a 90 minute flight. The height is about 400 feet above the distance scientists consider to be the boundary of space.

June 21st is Fathers' Day this year and Go Skate Day and Finally It's Summer Day this year.

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June 22nd, 1945 - During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended after 82 days. Nearly 5,000 US sailors and almost 8,000 marines and army troops killed and 38,000 wounded. Japanese killed were over 107,000 Japanese troops and Okinawan conscripts as well as an estimated 100,000 Okinawan civilians. This was the bloodiest battle of the Pacific war.

June 22nd is National Chocolate Eclair Day - one of my favorite holidays.

June 23rd, 1972 - U.S. President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation.

June 23rd is both National Columnists Day and National Pink Day.

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." - Mark Twain

"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar." - Abraham Lincoln

"If you think nobody cares about you, miss a couple of payments." - Steven Wright

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"Congress never loses its capacity to disappoint you." - John Oliver

 "I don't think women are better than men. I think men are a lot worse than women." - Louis C.K.

"I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you." - Robin Williams

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