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.
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:
Print the form and mail to the address on the top of the form.
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, Apr 06||07:00 AM||07:56 PM||12:56||75|
|Thu, Apr 07||06:58 AM||07:57 PM||12:59||74|
|Fri, Apr 08||06:57 AM||07:58 PM||13:01||73|
|Sat, Apr 09||06:55 AM||07:59 PM||13:04||72|
|Sun, Apr 10||06:54 AM||08:00 PM||13:06||71|
|Mon, Apr 11||06:52 AM||08:02 PM||13:10||23|
|Tue, Apr 12||06:50 AM||08:03 PM||13:13||69|
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
April 6th, 1965 - President Johnson authorized the use of ground troops in combat operations in Vietnam.
1983 - The U.S. Veteran's Administration announced it would give free medical care for conditions traceable to radiation exposure to more than 220,000 veterans who participated in nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962. VA Radiation Exposure Procedure LINK
“We do this [escalating U.S. military involvement in Vietnam] in order to slow down aggression. We do this to increase the confidence of the brave people of South Vietnam who have bravely born this brutal battle for so many years with so many casualties. And we do this to convince the leaders of North Vietnam—and all who seek to share their conquest—of a simple fact: We will not be defeated. We will not grow tired. We will not withdraw either openly or under the cloak of a meaningless agreement.” - President Lyndon Johnson
“There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy is zero” - Dr. Karl Z. Morgan
April 7th, 1971 - President Nixon pledged to withdraw 100,000 more men from Vietnam by December.
2000 - President Clinton signed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act of 2000. The bill reversed a Depression-era law and allows senior citizens to earn money without losing Social Security retirement benefits.
2002 - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York suspended 6 priests over allegations of sexual misconduct. NY Daily News Article
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Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/658557
"[Nixon] has ended the war, because you don't see the war on the tube any more. So the war has ended, though we are bombing the hell out of those poor people, more than ever." - Anonymous
“Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It's fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people.” - Bill Clinton
“Because the perpetrators typically have little understanding as to why they are sexually assaulting children, they usually are unable to stop after the first assault. Abusive behavior continues until a crisis of some kind prevents further abuse.” - Tony Martens
“It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager.” – Frank Robinson
“I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.” – Clint Eastwood
April 9th, 1865 - At Appomattox Court House, Virginia, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the parlor of Wilmer McClean's home. Grant allowed Rebel officers to keep their sidearms and permitted soldiers to keep their horses and mules. Though there were still Confederate armies in the field, the war was officially over. The four years of fighting had killed 360,000 Union troops and 260,000 Confederate troops.
1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.
1992 - Former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega was convicted in Miami of eight drug and racketeering charges. CNN Link
“They do not know what they say. If it came to a conflict of arms, the war will last at least four years. Northern politicians will not appreciate the determination and pluck of the South, and Southern politicians do not appreciate the numbers, resources, and patient perseverance of the North. Both sides forget that we are all Americans. I foresee that our country will pass through a terrible ordeal, a necessary expiation, perhaps, for our national sins.” - Robert E. Lee
"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." - Winston Churchill
“No act of modern warfare…has the potential to threaten as many lives and cause as much disruption to the global economy as the H5N1 avian influenza would if it makes the evolutionary leap that allows it to spread among humans as quickly and as lethally as it has among birds.” - Stephen Flynn, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
“While we will forever mourn, revenge must never detract from remembering our dead. To condemn all Germans reduces us to the level of the Nazis who hated every Jew, every gypsy, every Slav…. If we f follow the scripture ‘ An eye for an eye….’ We will all be eventually blind!” – Helan Waterford
“I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication, demanding the evacuation of this fort, and to say in reply thereto, that it is a demand with which I regret that my sense of honor and of my obligation to my Government prevent my compliance." – Major Robert Anderson, USA
“The Negroes ran out down to the river; and although the [white] flag was flying, they kept on turning back and shooting at my men, who consequently continued to fire into them crowded on the brink of the river, and they killed a good many of them in spite of my efforts and those of their officers to stop them. But there was no deliberate intention nor effort to massacre the garrison as has been so generally reported by the Northern papers.” – Lt General Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA
Quote of the week - "Any fool can know. The point is to understand." - Albert Einstein
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