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Caucus this Saturday and Primary, May 10th!

Saturday, March 5th 10:00 - 12:00 - Democratic Caucus, Cass County Fairgrounds Expo Building

Tuesday, May 10th, Presidential Primary - 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM at the designated polling place in your precinct

Voter Information Alert

By Karen Morgan, registered voter

You may not be thinking about voting right now but the candidates are hoping you wil (especially the Presidential ones). Nationally, the selection process is divided into either Presidential Caucuses and Primaries. Nebraska has both: a Democratic Presidential Caucus followed by a Primary. I was confused. I thought that if I attended and voted for my Presidential Candidate in the Democratic caucus, my choice ended there. I learned I am wrong. I can vote in the Democratic Presidential Caucus AND the Democratic Primary. The Democratic Presidential candidate will be determined by the caucus but I will vote for other offices in the Primary. For example, House of Representatives, County Commissioner (districts 1, 4 or 5 depending where I live) or school board members, village board or other issues such as tax issues or levy overrides. If you choose to vote by mail at the Caucus, you can download an absentee form with instructions at:

http://nebraskacaucus2016.org/Absentee_Request.pdf

The Key word is VOTE!

Non-partisan voter numbers are growing and getting closer to matching the number of Democratic and Republican registered voters. If you are a registered Non Partisan, you have the right to choose a Non Partisan, Democratic or Republican ballot in the Primary.

Again, the key word is VOTE!

You can register on line. It’s free, it’s easy and guarantees you can vote in the Caucus (Democrat), Primary (any party) and General Election. It is an opportunity for you to exercise your right to express your wish for who you want to govern you. To register on line, go to the Nebraska Secretary of State website at:

https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/

If you want to vote early for the May 10th Primary, go to:

http://www.cassne.org/Election/Forms/Early%20Voting%20Application2016.pdf

DO NOT let a small group of voters decide who will govern you! VOTE!

 

Still no dry areas in the entire state - great news. As long as precipitation stays normal, we should be in good shape for crops. Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site.Just a point to ponder - although earth is a water planet, only 0.0078% of that water is available to sustain plant, animal and human life. For details, click HERE for the US Geological Survey Water School

 

 

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New moon on Tuesday, March 8th, at 1954 (7:54 PM).

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until spring
Wed, Mar 02 06:57 AM 06:18 PM 11:21 18
Thu, Mar 03 06:56 AM 06:20 PM 11:24 17
Fri, Mar 04 06:54 AM 06:21 PM 11:27 16
Sat, Mar 05 06:52 AM 06:22 PM 11:30 15
Sun, Mar 06 06:51 AM 06:23 PM 11:32 14
Mon, Mar 07 06:49 AM 06:24 PM 11:35 13
Tue, Mar 08 06:48 AM 06:25 PM 11:37 12

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During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.

If you want  the funny, go to Bizarre Holidays

For the serious go to On This Day

March 2nd, 1807 - Congress passed an act to "prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States... from any foreign kingdom, place, or country."

 

1897 - President Cleveland vetoed legislation that would have required a literacy test for immigrants entering the country.

 

1917 - Citizens of Puerto Rico were granted US citizenship with the enactment of the Jones Act.

 

1962 - Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks 169-147. Chamberlain broke several NBA records in the game.

 

1998 - Images from the American spacecraft Galileo indicated that the Jupiter moon Europa has a liquid ocean and a source of interior heat.

 

2004 - NASA announced that the Mars rover Opportunity had discovered evidence that water had existed on Mars in the past.

 

March 2nd is Old Stuff day.

 

"You'll be free or die!" - Harriet Tubman

 

"I have tried so hard to do right." - Grover Cleveland

 

"It is a history of paradoxes and complications regarding political identity and basic human rights of self-government." - Julio R Valera

 

"I couldn't have come close without my teammates' help because the Knicks didn't want me to make 100." - Wilt Chamberlain

 

“From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’" - Astronaut Ed Mitchell

 

“It’s a fixer-upper of a planet but we could make it work.” - Eldon Musk, SpaceX CEO talking about Mars

 

March 3rd, 1903 - The US imposed a $2 head tax on immigrants.1939 - In Bombay, Ghandi began a fast to protest the state's autocratic rule.

 

1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."

 

1939 - In Bombay, Ghandi began a fast to protest the state's autocratic rule.

 


Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but by what your mind can imagine.
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“We need every honest and efficient immigrant fitted to become an American citizen.” - Teddy Roosevelt

 

"I had lots of breaks. I guess the one that got my foot in the door was singing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo on Oklahoma City in 1974." - Reba McEntire

 

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi

 

As the warden of San Quentin, I presided over four executions. After each one, someone on the staff would ask, 'Is the world safer because of what we did tonight?' We knew the answer: No.
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As the warden of San Quentin, I presided over four executions. After each one, someone on the staff would ask, 'Is the world safer because of what we did tonight?' We knew the answer: No.
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As the warden of San Quentin, I presided over four executions. After each one, someone on the staff would ask, 'Is the world safer because of what we did tonight?' We knew the answer: No.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/839226
As the warden of San Quentin, I presided over four executions. After each one, someone on the staff would ask, 'Is the world safer because of what we did tonight?' We knew the answer: No
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March 4th, 1908 - The New York board of education banned the act of whipping students in school.

 

1954 - In Boston, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital reported the first successful kidney transplant.

 

March 4th is Holy Experiment, Hug a GI and, this year, both Employee Appreciation and National Salesperson day.

 

“There was a collective hush in the operating room as blood began to flow into the implanted kidney and urine began to flow out of it. It was a moment I can never forget.” - Dr. Joseph E. Murray
 
March 5th, 1624 - In the American colony of Virginia, the upper class was exempted from whipping by legislation.

 1922 - "Annie Oakley" (Phoebe Ann Moses) broke all existing records for women's trap shooting. She hit 98 out of 100 targets.

 

1998 - It was announced that Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins would lead crew of Columbia on a mission to launch a large X-ray telescope. She was the first woman to command a space shuttle mission.

 

March 5th is Multiple Personality day.

 

"For me, sitting still is harder than any kind of work." - Annie Oakley

 

“Whether your commander is a man or a woman doesn't really matter when it comes to getting your mission done." - Lt. Col Eileen Collins, commander of space shuttle Columbia

 

March 6th, 1836 - The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended. The Mexican army of three thousand men defeated the 189 Texas volunteers.

 

 1857 - The Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision ruled that blacks could not sue in federal court to be citizens..

 

1960 - The US announced that it would send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.

 

March 6th is Dentists' and National Frozen Food day.
 
"No great thing comes to any man unless he has courage." _ Col. James Bowie
 
“In the opinion of the court, the legislation and histories of the times, and the language used in the Declaration of Independence, show, that neither the class of persons who had been imported as slaves, nor their descendants, whether they had become free or not, were then acknowledged as a part of the people, nor intended to be included in the general words used in that memorable instrument...They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit." - US Supreme Court decision
 

 “So you see, somewhere along that line, this must be blocked and it must be blocked now.” - Dwight Eisenhower

 

March 7th, 1848 - In Hawaii, the Great Mahele was signed.

1927 - A Texas law that banned Negroes from voting was ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court.

 

 
"The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness." - Kamehameha III
 
"...because it seems to us hard to imagine a more direct and obvious infringement of the Fourteenth." - US Supreme Court opinion
March 8th, 1894 - A dog license law was enacted in New York. It was the first animal control law in the US.

1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley received a commission in the US Navy Nurse Corps. She later became the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.
 
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