John and Deb McNaught need our help to rebuild and recover their lives
McNaught benefit pancake feed from 7:00 AM to noon on Saturday, April 9th at the Elmwood Community Center, 144 1/2 North 4th Street, Elmwood, NE 68349.
You can help - donate to the McNaught Relief Fund opened by the American Exchange Bank at 151 North 4th Street in Elmwood, NE 68349. More details to come. What makes this part of the county special is that we help one another.
Congratulations, Justin Hennessy, Western Feeders 4-H Club, Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship Winner
Each year, the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers awards a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education. The scholarship is awarded at the annual Nebraska Association of Fair Managers convention on Saturday January 23, 2016 at the Ramada Inn-Kearney, Nebraska. Every county that submitted applications are very proud of their students, for their accomplishments were outstanding.
The winners of the Martha & Don Romeo Scholarships for 2016 are Marissa Kegley from Buffalo County and Justin Hennessy from Cass County.
By the way, Justin also was Nebraska state runner-up wrestler in the 285 pound class.
Insurance news - as of June 1st, 2016, Alvo's ISO (Insurance Services Office, Inc.) Public Protection Classification will be set at 6 for those owning business or personal property in the Village limits. When renewing home or business insurance, let your carrier know - it may possibly reduce your fire protection premium.
Election Reminder - Tuesday, May 10th, Nebraska Presidential (other than Democratic Party), state and local Primary - 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM at the designated polling place in your precinct.
To register on line, go to the Nebraska Secretary of State website at:
If you are a Cass County resident and want to vote early for the May 10th Primary, go to:
DO NOT let a small group of voters decide who will govern you! VOTE!
Nebraskans must be doing something right - no abnormally dry areas. As long as precipitation stays normal, we should be in good shape for crops, animals and people. 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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Nebraska is much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see
New moon - Thursday, April 7th, at 0624 (06:24 AM).
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until summer|
|Wed, Mar 30||07:11 AM||07:49 PM||12:38||82|
|Thu, Mar 31||07:10 AM||07:50 PM||12:40||81|
|Fri, Apr 01||07:08 AM||07:51 PM||12:43||80|
|Sat, Apr 02||07:06 AM||07:52 PM||12:46||79|
|Sun, Apr 03||07:05 AM||07:53 PM||12:48||78|
|Mon, Apr 04||07:03 AM||07:54 PM||12:51||23|
|Tue, Apr 05||07:02 AM||07:55 PM||12:53||76|
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 30th, 1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1950 - President Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
1972 - The Eastertide Offensive began when North Vietnamese troops crossed into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the northern portion of South Vietnam.
1981 - President Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded.
“I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!” - Harry S Truman
"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now." - Richard Nixon
"The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time." - Sarah Brady
March 31st, 1932 - The Ford Motor Co. debuted its V-8 engine.
1976 - The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen Anne Quinlan could be disconnected from a respirator. Quinlan remained comatose until 1985 when she died.
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“If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.” - Henry Ford
“I have no regrets. We would do the same thing all over again. Karen Ann would never, never want to live that way. I thank God we were able to make the decision as a family and still be a close loving family after it all.” - Julia Quinlan
"I have heard him [William Harvey] say, that after his Booke of the Circulation of the Blood came-out, that he fell mightily in his Practize, and that 'twas beleeved by the vulgar that he was crack-brained." - John Aubrey
"The first thing I thought was, 'This guy just killed us.'" - Lt. Shane Osborn
"We shouldn't be undermining Medicare for those who need it most in order to give more tax cuts to those who need them least." - Ann McClane Kuster
April 2nd, 1935 - Sir Watson-Watt was granted a patent for RADAR. Which gave me a job in the Air Force for 9 years.
2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that limits on the total amount of money individuals can give political candidates and political action committees were unconstitutional.
"Give me the third best technology. The second best won’t be ready in time. The best will never be ready. – Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt
"Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard.” - Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
"I write on big yellow legal pads - ideas in outline form when I'm doing stand-up and stuff. It's vivid that way. I can't type it into an iPad - I think that would put a filter into the process." – Robin Williams
"I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it." - Anne Sullivan
Quote of the week - "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."- Josh Billings
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism