Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Usually Christmas giving starts after Thanksgiving - not this year. You will be asked to give to those less fortunate - by US mail, email, robo-calls, those bell ringers in front of businesses. Here's a local deal - click on the steak for the menu

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Round the Bend Steakhouse partners with Marine Corps League and Marine Corps League Auxiliary to raise gifts for military children.

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There is room for a lot more gifts - as of November 18th

November 14, 2016

Ashland, NE — Every veteran that has selflessly served our nation deserves to treat his or her children with gifts on Christmas morning. However, many veterans live without the means to provide Christmas gifts to their families.

 Round the Bend Steakhouse is excited to announce SGT Kringles Kids, an initiative to provide children of military veterans in need with gifts this holiday season. Through a partnership with the Marine Corps League (MCL) and the Marine Corps League Auxiliary (MCLA), all gifts brought to Round the Bend Steakhouse will be directly donated to disadvantaged children of veterans, so that every military family may enjoy the Christmas they deserve. Now through Dec 16, visitors to Round the Bend Steakhouse are encouraged to bring an unwrapped and new toy to place under the Christmas tree in the dining room. As a show of gratitude, SGT Kringles Kids participants will receive a free appetizer. Karen & I highly recommend the onion rings - they are the best!!!

“For us there are two reasons for our freedom, Jesus and the American soldier. We are excited to show the love of Jesus to our soldiers’ kids by putting them first this Christmas,” said TJ & Tifini Olson, owners of Round the Bend Steakhouse.

Toy Suggestions (children 12 & under):

-      Books

-         Puzzles

-      Art supplies

-      Board games

 About the Marine Corps League (MCL):

Founded in 1923, the MCL is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Its mission statement states that the League exists to “join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps . . .”

 About the Marine Corps League Auxiliary (MCLA):

Founded in 1937 as a subsidiary to the MCL, the Auxiliary was formed “for the purposes of promoting the interests of the U. S. Marine Corps, the Marine Corps League and to protect and advance the welfare of Marines and their dependents. Auxiliary members participate in a wide variety of programs that benefit and preserve the fundamental rights and freedoms of every person of this Nation, young and old.”

 For more information about SGT Kringles Kids, the Marine Corps League, the Marine Corps League Auxiliary, or Round the Bend Steakhouse, please contact TJ Olson at 402-944-9974 or go to the website:  http://www.roundthebendsteakhouse.com/

Click on the images for the MCL Nebraska site, their facebook page or the national MCLA site.

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Nebraska's MCLA is not formed - yet.

 

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Friday after Thanksgiving, drop in at Dougherty's Tree Farm and Craft Shop to reserve your 2016 Christmas tree and explore the excellent locally crafted stuff in the craft shop. They'll be open Friday after Thanksgiving 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursdays and Fridays 4:30 - 5:30 PM.

  

 

   

   

 

 

 

Last quarter on November 21st, 2016 at 02:33 a.m. (local standard time)

 

Daylight hours

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Winter
Wed, Nov 16 07:15 AM 05:06 PM CST 9:51 35
Thu, Nov 17 07:16 AM 05:05 PM CST 9:49 34
Fri, Nov 18 07:17 AM 05:04 PM CST 9:47 33
Sat, Nov 19 07:18 AM 05:04 PM CST 9:46 32
Sun, Nov 20 07:19 AM 05:03 PM CST 9:44 31
Mon, Nov 21 07:20 AM 05:02 PM CST 9:42 30
Tue, Nov 22 07:21 AM 05:02 PM CST 9:41 29

 

 

  

Abnormally dry area decreased - a little bit. Moderate and severe drought unchanged.e name of the game. If it stays warmer than normal this fall and winter, I will go out on a limb and say we might see some nasty drought in 2017.

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Nov 16th, 1952 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy first held a football for Charlie Brown.

Here is the original panel -

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1981 - A vaccine for hepatitis B was approved. The vaccine had been developed at Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research.

"All EMS workers in the US are required to be offered the 3 shot vaccine at no cost to them." - from OSHA

Nov 17th, 2006 - Sony's PlayStation 3 went on sale in the United States.

"Look Cinderfella. The clock's just turned twelve and I don't wanna have to turn you into a pumpkin." - Scott Shelby/Sam Douglas

Nov 18th, 1966 - US Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.

Click HERE for the entire Pastoral Statement from the US Bishops

  

Nov 19th, 1863 - President delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

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Nov 20th, 1969 - The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase out of the substance.

"Perhaps the simplest example is a synthetic plastic, which unlike natural materials, is not degraded by biological decay. It therefor persists as rubbish or is burned - in both cases causing pollution. In the same way, a substance such as DDT or lead, which plays no role in the chemistry of life and interferes with the actions of substances that do, is bouth to cause ecological damage if sufficently concentrated." - Barry Commoner

 

Nov 21st, 1985 - Former US Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested after being accused of spying for Israel. He was later sentenced to life in prison.

"...the US government should never give security clearances to Jews, because when called upon, we will do whatever is asked of us by Israel." - Jonathan Pollard, while being interrogated.

  

Nov 22nd, 1963 - President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, TX. Texas Governor John B. Connally was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated as the 36th President.

"What really happened?" - Nikita Kruschev

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