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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1750Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
1743Letter to the Editor
1716Observations Only : The orphanage
1716My mini Pen and me
1700Observations Only : Mission accomplished
1698Teen Voice: March Madness
1683Our view . . .Sports Complex
1676Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
1664Completely Different: Your local government and you
1659From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1657Observations only : Sisters of the world
1653Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
1653Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
1644Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
1642Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
1641Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
1641Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
1638Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
1624Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
1623Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
1616Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1590It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
1588Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
1581Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
1575Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
1566Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1558Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
1549Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
1548From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1512Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
1462Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1447Across the fence: Something worth remembering
1429Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
1424Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1391Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1334Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1326Completely Different: The Quest
1321Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1252Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1241Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1240Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1221Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1215The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1206Across the Fence: Building Barns
1203Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1196Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1188Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1187From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
1182Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
1175Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
1172Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1171Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1168Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
1164From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
1156Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1154Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1153No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1142Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1129Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
1125Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1122From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
1109Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1108Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1107From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
1107Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
1098Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
1098The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1095Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
1092From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1086A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
1084Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
1080Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
1080Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1079Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1070Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1064A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1063Across the Fence: On The road
1061Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1059Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
1055From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1054Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1054Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1050From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
1041The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
1041Assad’s endgame
1041Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
1038Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
1037Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
1032Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
1024A Small World: Savoring county fair days
1019Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
1018Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
1015Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
1015Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
1011Observations Only - Two ages of man
1011A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
1007Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
1002The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
1002Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
1000From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
999Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
994Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
988From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
986Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
975Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
972A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
972Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
966Observations Only: Painting a picture
957Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
957Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
954Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
953Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
953Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
947Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
945From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
944Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
943Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
936A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
934Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
933Teen Voice: Today’s television
933Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
933Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
932Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
930Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
928Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
924Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
924Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
923Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
922Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
919Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
911Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
910Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
907Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
907Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
905Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
903Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
902Observations Only: A new direction
902From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
901From the Superintendent’s Desk
901From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
899From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
897From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
896 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
896Across The Fence: A day For thanks
891The zombie apocalypse and you
889From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
888Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
885Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
882Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
882Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
875Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
874Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
873Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
870Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
868Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
866From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
865Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
862Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
860A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
858Observations Only: Giving up
856Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
854Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
851Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
849Trash cans
849Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
847Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
844From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
842Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
840From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
839A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
839From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
838The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
837A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
835From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
835Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
834Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
834The hills, part 1: Mustangs
834A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
833The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
833Teen Voice: The road of hatred
832Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
830Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
829Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
828Teen Voice: The more the merrier
827Observations Only: The joy of money
823Teen Voice: Catfished
822The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
819Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
816Observations Only: Saturday delight
816Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
815Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
815At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
813The Block
812Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
811A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
810Observations Only: Curious things
808Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
808Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
806Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
805Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
802A Stray Moment: God Knows
801Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
800Across the Fence: The hand dug well
798Life's curve balls
796Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
795Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
791A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
791Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
790From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
789Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
788 Taking a big risk
786A Stray Moment: Without a net
785Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
785A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
784A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
781A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
779The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
778Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
778The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
777Teen Voice: Not just another ride
777Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
776A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
776The ghost of Ayn Rand
775Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
772From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
772Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
770Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
769Observations Only: Counting chickens
768Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
768Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
766Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
766Observations Only: Scourge of violence
766A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
765Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
764Observations Only: Extreme measures
763Timing makes perfect
763Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
762Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
762The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
761Seeing the works of the master
759Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
758View from the block
756Observations Only: Going home
754Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
752Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
751Observations Only: Just around the corner
751The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
747Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
747Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
746Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
746Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
744SELL-OUT!
744A Stray Moment: The last time
744Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
743Observations Only: Uneventful flight
742A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
741Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
739The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
738It's no surprise
737Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
736Teen Voice: Body image
735A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
735Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
734Welcome to Gering
734Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
733A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
732Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
731Rural America and immigration reform
730Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
727Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
727Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
727The Good Life: The two different types of business people
725Silence please
725Observations Only: Surprises
724Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
723Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
720Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
720Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
719Observations Only: No thank you
719Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
719Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
718Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
717Age of reason
717A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
717Observations Only: A gift of serenity
716Observations Only: What's in a word?
716Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
716Observations Only: The awful truth
715Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
715Observations Only: Journey's end
715Teen Voice: Living within our means
714Do You Tube?
713From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
713The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
711Observations Only: Critical thinking
709Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
708Economic development update
708Teen Voice: Serendipity
707Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
707Teen Voice: Shadow art
705LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
704Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
703Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
702Observations Only: Together again
701Observations Only: North Powder
701Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
701Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
701Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
700From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
700A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
699Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
698A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
697Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
696Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
695Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
695Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
695Totally Random: My journey, life after living
693Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
693Observations Only: Sister odyssey
693A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
692From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
691Observations Only: Blue chip stock
691Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
689The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
688Observations Only: Curious things, part II
686Observations Only: Spider adventure
686Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
684Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
683Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
681Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
679Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
679Observations Only: Sister lost
677Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
675Guest Voices…
674Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
671Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
671Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
669Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
664Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
662Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
661I'm falling for Tumblr?
661Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
658From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
658Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
657A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
657From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
656Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
655Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
654Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
654Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
652The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
651Permission to remember
651Teen Voice: Being a girl
650A real leaning tree Christmas
649Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
647Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
645The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
644My Thanksgiving prayer
644Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
643Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
643The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
642Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
640Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
639Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
639Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
638Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
636Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
634A Small World: Special guest
633Social time has important benefits
633Observations Only : White water
633Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
633Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
632Observations Only: The meeting
631Home of the Brave
631Our View: The elephant in the room
629The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
628Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
628Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
626Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
625Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
624Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
622Practice safe barbecue basics
622LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
622Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
620A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
619Observations Only: Good and evil
619Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
619The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
619Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
619The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
617Teen Voice: Happy news
615Remembering When
614Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
612Observations Only: Expect the best
612Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
611Observations Only: A fine line
610Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
610The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
609Teeing Off: Around the Green
607Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
607Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
606Our View: Bravo OTD committee
606The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
604Observations Only: The shadow of error
604Observations Only: A matter of matter
604Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
600Observations Only: Beginnings
600The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
596Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
593Observations Only: Indifferent love
593Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
587Observations Only: Divine spirit
585Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
584Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
583Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
582Teen Voice: Equality
582Observations Only: A matter of paradox
582Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
580Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
580Anno Domini: We gather together
579Observations Only: Choices
577A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
573Completely Different - The magic of spring
573Observations Only: Divine prompts
567Teen Voice: Silence
565Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
564Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
563Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
559Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
558Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
554Observations Only: Temptation
554A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
554Totally Random: Life’s ripples
551Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
550Observations Only: Off to the races
550Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
546Observations Only: The vision
546Observations Only: A sad week
545Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
543Observations Only: Willfulness
543Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
542Teen Voice: The need to get away
537Our View: Visionaries wanted
537Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
535Lyman Review: Devil calf
534Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
532Totally Random: October, the pink month
530Observations Only: The need to understand
528Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
527Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
525Building Bridges: Love your enemies
523Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
523Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
522Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
521A Halloween Story: The scary dream
516Teeing Off: Persistence
516Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
513Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
509Teen Voice: Stress test
507Observations Only: A good daughter
506Teeing Off: Mind Gym
504Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
503The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
502Across the Fence: The Pony Express
500Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
500Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
499Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
498Teen Voice: Footprints
494Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
492Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
491Teen Voice: The rivalry
486Observations Only: Waiting time
484Teen Voice: Remember what you have
484Observations Only: Saint Marge
483Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
481Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
481Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
480Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
476Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
475Teeing Off: The thing about state
470Teen Voice: The Other Side
470Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
468Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
463Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
462Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
462Lyman Review: The love goat
455Anno Domini: On this remembering day
454Observations Only: Reality check
451Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
451Teen Voice: What is love?
450Totally Random: Happy Halloween
448Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
447Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
447Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
446Observations Only: Gone away
445Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
445Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
442Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
442Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
442Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
441Teen Voice: My rebellion
434Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
433No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
433Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
431Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
426Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
424Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
424Teen Voice: Self-expression
421Observations Only: Hog wash
418Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
416Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
416Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
415 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
415Why you should visit the zoo in February
408Lyman Review: One mean chicken
406Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
404Observations Only: The visit
403
403Teen Voice: Cyber War
402Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
399From the Hill: More Work Ahead
392At the Library: March into a good book
389Observations Only: A day in August
389SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
384Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
383Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
381Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
379Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
378Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
378What’s really going on with our water?
371No-Till Notes: Looking Back
370Observations Only: The last goodbye
367Observations Only: Final moment
367Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
365Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
362Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
362For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
361Observations Only: One more time
358Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
357Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
356Teen Voice: The gift of caring
356Teen Voice: To the future
355No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
352Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
352Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
351Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
350Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
348Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
347Lyman Review: Branding Time
345Across The Fence: Last Christmas
343Teen Voice: Where is the love?
343Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
342Our View: Community responsible for kids
342Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
342View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
341Totally Random: Where does it go?
341In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
340Observations Only: The last toothpick
340Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
338At the Monument: Junior Rangers
336Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
335Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
334Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
333Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
333Their View: Goal post move unfair
332Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
330Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
329Nature Notes: Love is in the air
327Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
325Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
324Totally Random: Trusting the fates
323Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
318Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
317Observations Only: The vigil
317In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
315Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
315Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
315Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
314Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
311Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
310Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
310Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
307Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
302Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
299Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
297Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
297In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
296Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
296Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
294Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
293Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
290Linked Lives
289Support emergency services personnel
287Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
286Religious freedom must be protected
285Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
282At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
280History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
279Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
278In the Hills: Explore the state parks
277At the Monument: That old (historic) building
277Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
276Lyman Review: Winter's dog
276Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
275At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
273Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
270College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
269Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
268From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
268Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
267Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
267Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
265Website Resources
265Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
264Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
263Across the Fence: Amanda
260Lyman Review: Dog fun
257Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
257No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
256Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
256Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
255At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
253Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
253Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
253Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
252Teen Voice: Inspire me
252Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
252Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
251Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
249At the Monument: Where are the animals?
248No-till Notes: Moving forward
246Greetings from the State Capitol
244New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
240Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
240Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
238No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
230Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
228Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
227Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
226No-til Notes: Changing plans
225No-Till Notes: Back in the field
223Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
223Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
222No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
221Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
213Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
212At the Monument: Art in National Parks
208Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
208View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
193Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
192Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
192Synchronicity:What brings me back
192Be kind through communications
188No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
187Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
186Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
184Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
179Letter to the editor
171Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
164Letters to the Editor
154Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
154No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
146Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
145In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
136A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
129Fourth of July meetings
128Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
107Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
104Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
90No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
88Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
82Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
81Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
81A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
78Prairie Dogs
74Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
70Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
52No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
46Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
41In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
33 Across The Fence: County Fair
30Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
23Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
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