Food charity plans major effort in Imperial
(Local News ~ 05/18/11)
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Feeding people is nothing new in Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas. After all, farmers have been producing a harvest from the wide open plains for generations, an endeavor that will continue as long as there is sun, rain, land and people willing to do the work...
(Local News ~ 05/18/11)
McCook, Nebraska, Elementary Crackerjack students fly their home-made tetrahedron kites in a intermittent breeze Tuesday morning. Catching the on-again, off-again wind in their four-sided, triangle-shaped kites, Isabelle Beasley, inset, and Elsi Rodewald race across the playground. ...
An open letter to Gov. Heineman
(Letter to the Editor ~ 05/18/11)
As a teacher and a taxpayer, I find your stance on the CIR and teacher pay reprehensible and hypocritical. Just a little over a year ago YOU wrote a letter to the school boards urging them to raise teacher salaries. YOU supported higher teacher pay in Nebraska knowing that schools are a major support for the growth of any economy...
Politics run deep when choosing mates
(Editorial ~ 05/18/11)
Was the marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver doomed from the start? Is political polarization bound to increase in the coming years? Depending on your interpretation of a study co-authored by a University of Nebraska political scientist, the answer to both questions may be yes...
Melvin Ervin Bailey
(Obituary ~ 05/18/11)
THORNTON, Colorado -- Melvin Ervin Bailey, 74, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, died Saturday (May 14, 2011) surrounded by his family. He worked for United Asphalts, Inc. for several years as a plant manager. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-62. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Millie Bailey; daughter, Laurie Ann Carlton; brothers, Edgar, Edward and Marlin; and sisters, Ferna and Geraldine...
Places to go, things to do
(Column ~ 05/18/11)
Many years ago, during a job interview at an insurance agency in Worland Wyoming, I was asked, "Where do you see yourself in five years?" The inquiry was met with a blank stare. I've never been one to set goals, so I had no satisfactory answer to offer that day and left the interview in the same condition I had arrived in -- unemployed. Maybe the question is of particular importance to those in the insurance game...
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