From the Heart: Fiestas and moms
May 12, 2011 Herminia Flores   
Again it was a busy weekend. The Mexicans celebrated “El Cinco de Mayo (the First of May). It celebrates the victory of the Mexican Army over French invaders near the City of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Various activities took place during the day.

Manuel and I found a good parking space for the van close to East Overland as the festivities are always commenced with a parade. We were fortunate enough to find a shady doorway which afforded Manuel a comfortable place to sit. Then we waited for the action to roll past us.

Some parade participants were the Knights of Columbus, the Guadalupano Dancers, Spanish Club and DAV/Disabled American Veterans. Lastly, mounted on their horses, were the “charros” (horsemen in traditional dress) and “vaqueros” (cowboys).

The parade was a family and community event. Both sides of the street were lined with spectators of all ages.

The fiesta continued at the Guadalupe Center. Robust smells of tempting Mexican food welcomed me at the door. Sure enough, food vendors were selling tacos, enchiladas, pork chile, nachos, etc. One vendor was selling sticky, pink cotton candy, caramel apples bigger than my head, and other carnival confections.

The savory enticements were too vivid and my tummy began to whine and complain that it was starving. Alas, all I had in my wallet was a debit card. I decided to forgo the rest of the fiesta and went home. Anyway, Manuel soon treated me to a square burger as is his custom every Saturday.

“Although the victory at the Battle of Puebla did not manage to expel the French until 1876, it was a good example of how the Mexicans were strong enough to fight against all odds. Cinco de Mayo has been an important celebration in Mexican heritage ever since.” (edHelper.com)

Mothers Day was also a very special celebration. Of course paying tribute to one’s mother transcends all cultures and almost everyone observes this day for mothers to one degree or another.

Personally, I happily spend most of the morning at my new church, Templo Fuente de Vida (Fountain of Life Temple). It was a beautiful service with people singing special mother songs. One young man wrote and sang a song in rap for his mother. Other people wrote and recited original poems. Indeed it’s a very gifted congregation.

Each woman was given a small gift and either a red or white rose. The custom is that those whose mom is still living wear a red flower and those whose don’t have a mom wear a white flower. Sadly I took home a beautiful white rose.

Sister Liz (Pastor Javier Cortez’s wife) shared a very heartfelt message with the congregation. She explained the importance of moms in family. Moms were to be loved and cherished while they still live. “Don’t wait until it’s too late to love and hug your mother,” she encouraged. On the other hand, moms shouldn’t get weary of praying for their family, even when they are being less than pleasant. Yes, most of us cried like babies.

After church, Manuel took me out to eat. I devoured a big, fat chicken fried steak smothered in a sea of white gravy and it was accompanied by a mountain of French fries. Yummy! Don’t tell my doctor, OK?

It was a busy weekend, but I wouldn’t have done anything differently. Happy late Mothers Day to all my deserving Gering Citizen moms! God bless and keep you!

“For You, O God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name. You will prolong the king’s life, His years as many generations. He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him!” (Psalm 61:5)

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119Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
114At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
108At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
107
107Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
103Reach out for challenges
96Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
87Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
86At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
76In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
58Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
55No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
53Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
30Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
25Letters to the Editor
Most Read News Stories of 2012
17905Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
5101We need a few good people
3250What's the deal with organic milk?
2874Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
2670Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
2669Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
2317Being a Nebraskan – border to border
2266Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
2266The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
2264Completely Different: It's all in the family
2118Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
2110Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
2090Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
2022Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
1974Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
1973Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
1969Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
1966Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
1926The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
1902Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
1888A Small World: Time traveling
1877Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
1868Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
1862Completely Different: Tales from the mat
1858Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
1837Time keeps flowing like a river
1811A last look at the Nebraska Zone
1793Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
1789Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
1788Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
1782Letter to the Editor
1772Observations Only : The orphanage
1758My mini Pen and me
1745Observations Only : Mission accomplished
1736Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
1731From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1730Teen Voice: March Madness
1726Our view . . .Sports Complex
1725Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
1716Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
1712Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
1712Completely Different: Your local government and you
1706Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
1703Remembering When
1697Observations only : Sisters of the world
1694Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
1688Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
1684Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
1683Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1682Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
1678Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
1677Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
1666Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
1664Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
1644From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1643Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1638It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
1619Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
1601Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
1579Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1540Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1520Observations Only: Reality check
1496SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
1490Across the fence: Something worth remembering
1480Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1471Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
1469Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1461Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1374Completely Different: The Quest
1359Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1354Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1327Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1318Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1311Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1290Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1290Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1284Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
1282Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1277Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1274From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
1261The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1259Across the Fence: Building Barns
1256Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
1250Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1246Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1245Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1242Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
1234Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1223From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
1222From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
1221Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1219No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1216Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1208Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
1206From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
1200From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1196Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
1191Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
1184Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1179Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1173Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
1172The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1171A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
1163Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
1162A Small World: Savoring county fair days
1159Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1156Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1155Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1146Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
1146Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
1143Across the Fence: On The road
1136Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
1133From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1129Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
1128Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
1123Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1119Assad’s endgame
1118The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
1118A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1113From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
1108Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
1098Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
1097Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
1097Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
1096Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
1094Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
1093Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
1089From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
1086From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
1082Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
1081A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
1079Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
1073Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
1073Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
1065Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
1062Observations Only - Two ages of man
1050Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
1046A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
1045Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
1045The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
1045Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
1044Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
1040Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
1034From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
1027Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
1023Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
1022A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
1021Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
1016 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
1012Observations Only: Painting a picture
1008Teen Voice: Today’s television
1007Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
1001Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
1000Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
997Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
996Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
996Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
994Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
993Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
988Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
988From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
987Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
986Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
982From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
982Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
980From the Superintendent’s Desk
977Across The Fence: A day For thanks
975From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
975From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
972From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
972Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
971Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
970Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
969Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
965Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
961Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
960Observations Only: A new direction
960Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
958Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
950Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
947From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
945Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
942Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
941The zombie apocalypse and you
941A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
937Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
932Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
925Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
925Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
924Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
923From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
920Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
919Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
915From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
915Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
915From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
912The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
911Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
904Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
903A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
900Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
900Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
899Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
899Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
898Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
897Trash cans
895Observations Only: Giving up
889A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
887The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
887The hills, part 1: Mustangs
885From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
885Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
884Observations Only: Curious things
884Across the Fence: The hand dug well
882A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
879Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
878Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
878Teen Voice: Catfished
878Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
877Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
876Teen Voice: The road of hatred
874Observations Only: The joy of money
874Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
873At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
869Teen Voice: The more the merrier
868Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
865The Block
863The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
860A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
859Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
858Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
857A Stray Moment: Without a net
854Observations Only: Saturday delight
854Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
853A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
850Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
847Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
846Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
845Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
842Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
839A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
838A Stray Moment: God Knows
838Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
837 Taking a big risk
837Life's curve balls
837Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
835A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
833The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
832Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
831Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
830From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
829Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
829A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
828Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
825Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
823Teen Voice: Not just another ride
823A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
822Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
822Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
819From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
819Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
818The ghost of Ayn Rand
818Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
818Observations Only: Scourge of violence
817Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
817The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
815Seeing the works of the master
815Observations Only: Going home
814A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
813Observations Only: Extreme measures
811A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
808Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
808The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
808Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
807Timing makes perfect
807Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
806A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
806The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
804Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
804Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
803The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
803Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
802Observations Only: Counting chickens
801Observations Only: Just around the corner
800View from the block
797Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
797Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
797A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
797Teen Voice: Body image
795The Good Life: The two different types of business people
793SELL-OUT!
792Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
792Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
792Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
790Totally Random: My journey, life after living
789Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
788Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
787A Stray Moment: The last time
787Observations Only: Uneventful flight
785It's no surprise
785A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
784The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
779Teen Voice: Living within our means
779Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
776Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
775Observations Only: Surprises
775Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
774Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
774Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
773Rural America and immigration reform
772Welcome to Gering
772Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
772Observations Only: A gift of serenity
771Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
769A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
769Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
769Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
769Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
768Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
768Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
768Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
767Age of reason
766Silence please
765Observations Only: Journey's end
764Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
763From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
762Observations Only: No thank you
762Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
761Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
761Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
761Observations Only: The awful truth
760Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
758Observations Only: Critical thinking
758Teen Voice: Shadow art
757Do You Tube?
755Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
754Observations Only: What's in a word?
754Teen Voice: Serendipity
752Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
752Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
752Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
751Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
750Observations Only: North Powder
750A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
748LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
748Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
746Economic development update
744A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
743Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
742Observations Only: Together again
742Observations Only: Sister odyssey
741Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
741Observations Only: Curious things, part II
740Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
739Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
738Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
735From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
733Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
733Observations Only: Blue chip stock
733Observations Only: Sister lost
733Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
731The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
731Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
730Observations Only: Spider adventure
730Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
730Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
727From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
725Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
723Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
719Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
719Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
718Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
718Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
718Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
716I'm falling for Tumblr?
714Guest Voices…
713Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
713A real leaning tree Christmas
712Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
709Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
709Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
706A Small World: Special guest
705From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
702From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
702Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
701Teen Voice: Being a girl
700Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
699Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
699Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
699The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
698Observations Only : White water
697Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
697The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
697The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
694Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
693A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
692Permission to remember
692Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
691Observations Only: The meeting
691Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
688My Thanksgiving prayer
688Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
688Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
688Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
686The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
686Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
681Our View: The elephant in the room
680Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
678Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
678Observations Only: A matter of matter
677Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
677A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
676Home of the Brave
675Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
674The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
672Social time has important benefits
672The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
672Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
668Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
668The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
666Observations Only: Good and evil
666Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
665Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
664Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
663Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
663Observations Only: The shadow of error
663Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
663Observations Only: Indifferent love
662Teen Voice: Happy news
661The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
661Teeing Off: Around the Green
659Practice safe barbecue basics
659Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
658Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
656Observations Only: Expect the best
654LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
652Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
651Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
648Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
647Observations Only: A fine line
647The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
646Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
644Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
644Observations Only: Beginnings
644The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
641Observations Only: Divine spirit
641Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
637Anno Domini: We gather together
630Our View: Bravo OTD committee
627Teen Voice: Equality
627Observations Only: A matter of paradox
627Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
624Observations Only: Divine prompts
623Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
622Observations Only: Choices
620Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
619Observations Only: A sad week
614Completely Different - The magic of spring
614A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
613Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
612A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
611Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
611Teen Voice: Silence
608Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
606A Halloween Story: The scary dream
606Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
604Building Bridges: Love your enemies
602Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
602Totally Random: Life’s ripples
601Observations Only: Temptation
600Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
600Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
599Totally Random: October, the pink month
598Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
597Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
596Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
594Lyman Review: Devil calf
593Observations Only: Off to the races
590Observations Only: The vision
584Observations Only: Willfulness
583Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
580Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
579Teen Voice: The need to get away
577Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
572Observations Only: A good daughter
571Observations Only: The need to understand
566Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
565Teen Voice: Stress test
565Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
563Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
560Our View: Visionaries wanted
558Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
557Teeing Off: Persistence
557Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
552Across the Fence: The Pony Express
551Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
550Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
547Teeing Off: Mind Gym
545Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
539Teen Voice: Remember what you have
538Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
537Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
536Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
535Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
534Teen Voice: Footprints
534Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
533Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
529Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
528Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
526Teen Voice: The rivalry
524Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
523Lyman Review: The love goat
523Anno Domini: On this remembering day
523Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
521Observations Only: Saint Marge
520Teeing Off: The thing about state
519Observations Only: Waiting time
518Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
515Teen Voice: The Other Side
515Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
515Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
514Totally Random: Happy Halloween
514Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
509Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
508Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
505Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
505No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
505Teen Voice: My rebellion
503Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
497Observations Only: Gone away
495Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
491A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
490Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
487Teen Voice: What is love?
483Observations Only: Hog wash
483Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
482Teen Voice: Self-expression
479Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
478Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
472Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
472 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
470Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
469No Till Notes: Final Stop
468Why you should visit the zoo in February
465Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
462Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
458Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
455Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
453Observations Only: The visit
453From the Hill: More Work Ahead
453Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
450
448Observations Only: A day in August
448For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
448Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
447Lyman Review: One mean chicken
444Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
442Teen Voice: Cyber War
442At the Library: March into a good book
440Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
431Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
429Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
424Observations Only: One more time
420In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
419Observations Only: The last goodbye
418What’s really going on with our water?
415Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
411Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
408No-Till Notes: Looking Back
407Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
406Teen Voice: The gift of caring
406Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
404Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
402Their View: Goal post move unfair
401Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
401Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
399Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
399Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
395Observations Only: Final moment
395Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
394At the Monument: Junior Rangers
393Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
392Teen Voice: To the future
392Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
391No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
391Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
389Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
385Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
381Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
381Lyman Review: Branding Time
380In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
379View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
378Across The Fence: Last Christmas
378Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
375Observations Only: The last toothpick
375Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
374Teen Voice: Where is the love?
372No-till Notes: Moving forward
371Nature Notes: Love is in the air
371Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
370Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
369Our View: Community responsible for kids
368Totally Random: Where does it go?
367Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
367Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
366Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
363Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
362Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
362Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
361Totally Random: Trusting the fates
361Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
360In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
355Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
352Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
350No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
349Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
349Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
348Observations Only: The vigil
347Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
347Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
347Linked Lives
346Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
346Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
344At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
343History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
339Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
338Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
334Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
333Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
333Support emergency services personnel
333Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
332Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
329Religious freedom must be protected
328At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
326Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
321Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
320Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
320College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
320Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
319Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
318Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
316In the Hills: Explore the state parks
316Website Resources
314Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
314At the Monument: That old (historic) building
311Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
311No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
310Lyman Review: Winter's dog
306Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
306Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
306Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
306From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
304Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
303Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
303Across the Fence: Amanda
303No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
301Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
300Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
299Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
299Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
298Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
298Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
297Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
292New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
291Lyman Review: Dog fun
285Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
285Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
284At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
284At the Monument: Where are the animals?
284Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
283No-til Notes: Changing plans
281Teen Voice: Inspire me
277Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
276Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
274Greetings from the State Capitol
272Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
271No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
264No-Till Notes: Back in the field
257Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
255Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
254Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
252Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
251Be kind through communications
249At the Monument: Art in National Parks
244Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
242Synchronicity:What brings me back
241View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
239Letter to the editor
233Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
233Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
231A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
230No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
229Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
225Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
224Letters to the Editor
215In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
213A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
211Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
203A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
196Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
196Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
188Fourth of July meetings
186A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
182Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
177Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
177Prairie Dogs
177Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
175No-Till Notes: The value of water
169Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
166Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
165Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
165Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
165Creatures of the Night
164 Across The Fence: County Fair
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159Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
159Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
156No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
155At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
155Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
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153Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
150Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
146Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
143No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
143At the Monument: Night Sky
140A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
139Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
138Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
138No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
135No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
132In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
132Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
131A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
129No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
127Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
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121Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
119Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
114At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
108At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
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107Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
103Reach out for challenges
96Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
87Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
86At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
76In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
58Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
55No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
53Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
30Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
25Letters to the Editor
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