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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71Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
71Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
71Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
71Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
71No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
71Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
71Teen Voice: Cyber War
71Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
71Religious freedom must be protected
71Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
71Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
71Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
70From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
70At the Monument: That old (historic) building
70Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
70Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
70Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
70Their View: Goal post move unfair
70Synchronicity:What brings me back
69From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
69Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
69Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
69Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
69Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
69Letters to the Editor
68The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
68Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
68Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
68Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
68Nature Notes: Love is in the air
68Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
68No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
68
67Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
67Support emergency services personnel
66From the Hill: More Work Ahead
66Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
66At the Library: March into a good book
66Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
65Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
65Why you should visit the zoo in February
65Totally Random: Where does it go?
65Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
64At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
63Teen Voice: What is love?
63Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
63Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
63Teen Voice: Inspire me
63Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
63Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
62Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
61Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
60Rural America and immigration reform
60Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
60From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
59Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
58Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
57Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
57Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
56Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
54Greetings from the State Capitol
49Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
44Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
42Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
38Letter to the Editor
34Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
33Letter to the Editor
29Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
Most Read News Stories of 2012
603Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
580All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
506The Christmas Story
462Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
440To whom are we thankful?
378Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
344A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
328Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
317At the Monument: Museum collections
312Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
308Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
308A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
307A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
297Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
292Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
276Support letters requested for airport
270Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
267Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
263No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
262Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
259The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
241Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
241Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
241A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
241A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
238At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
236In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
230Letters to the Editor
226Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
226No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
226Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
226Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
221Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
215Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
211Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
210At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
208No Till Notes:
207Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
204A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
203Observations Only : White water
203Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
202No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
200In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
196At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
195Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
192Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
192Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
191A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
191At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
190Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
189Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
188What's the deal with organic milk?
188Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
185The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
184Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
183Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
176
175At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
172Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
170Observations Only: A soul’s journey
169Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
166Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
165Completely Different: It's all in the family
165College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
163Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
163All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
162Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
162At the Monument: Where are the animals?
161Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
161Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
160Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
160Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
160All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
159No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
158Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
155Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
155Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
155Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
153Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
153At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
152Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
152No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
148Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
147Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
145A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
143Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
143Creatures of the Night
142A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
141From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
141Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
141
138Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
138Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
137Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
136Totally Random: The Golden Rule
136Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
136Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
135A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
134Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
134
133Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
133Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
132Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
132Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
132Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
131Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
131Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
130Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
130Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
130 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
130Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
130At the Monument: Living History
129Across the Fence: The hand dug well
129Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
128No Till Notes: Moving Forward
128Jane’s Secret: The Telling
127A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
127Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
127Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
127In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
126Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
126Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
126Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
126A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
125Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
125Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
125Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
124Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
124Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
124Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
124Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
123Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
122Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
122The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
122Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
122Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
122Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
121A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
120Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
120Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
120Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
118Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
118Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
118Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
118Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
118Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
117Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
117No-Till Notes: The value of water
117Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
116Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
115Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
115Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
115Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
115The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
115Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
114Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
114Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
113Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
113A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
113Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
113Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
113Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
113Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
112Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
112The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
112Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
111Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
111Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
111Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
111No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
111Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
111No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
111No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
111Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
110Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
110A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
110Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
110Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
110Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
109Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
109A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
109At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
108Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
108Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
108Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
108Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
108Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
108Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
108Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
108History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
108Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
108 Across The Fence: County Fair
107A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
107Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
107Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
107Observations Only: Gone away
107A real leaning tree Christmas
107Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
107Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
106From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
106From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
106The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
106Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
105Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
105Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
105Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
105A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
105A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
105A Small World: Special guest
105Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
105Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
105No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
104Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
104Assad’s endgame
104Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
104Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
104A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
104Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
104Observations Only: Reality check
104Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
104A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
104A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
103From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
103A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
103From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
103Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
103The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
103No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
103Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
102Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
102Observations Only: The shadow of error
102A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
102Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
102Observations Only: Indifferent love
102Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
102Observations Only: A sad week
102Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
102Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
102Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
101Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
101Across the Fence: On The road
101Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
101Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
101Observations Only: Temptation
101No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
101In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
100Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
100Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
100Across the Fence: Building Barns
100Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
100Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
100Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
100Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
100Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
100The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
100Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
100Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
99Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
99Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
99From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
99A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
99Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
99A Halloween Story: The scary dream
99Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
99Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
99Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
99Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
99Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
98Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
98A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
98Observations Only: Divine spirit
98The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
98Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
98Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
98Anno Domini: On this remembering day
98Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
98Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
98Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
98Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
98Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
98No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
97The ghost of Ayn Rand
97Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
97Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
97Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
97Observations Only: The need to understand
97Lyman Review: Devil calf
97Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
97Anno Domini: We gather together
97Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
97Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
97At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
96The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
96Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
96Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
96Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
96Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
96A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
96Teen Voice: The need to get away
96Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
96Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
96Totally Random: My journey, life after living
96Building Bridges: Love your enemies
96Across the Fence: Amanda
96Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
96No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
95From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
95Observations Only: Critical thinking
95Observations Only: Uneventful flight
95From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
95Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
95Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
95No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
95No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
94Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
94Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
94Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
94Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
94Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
94Observations Only: Curious things
94Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
94Observations Only: Beginnings
94Teeing Off: Persistence
94Teen Voice: Silence
94Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
94Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
94Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
94Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
94Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
94Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
93Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
93From the Superintendent’s Desk
93Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
93Observations Only: A gift of serenity
93Observations Only: Divine prompts
93Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
93Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
93Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
93Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
93At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
92Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
92Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
92Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
92Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
92Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
92Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
92Observations Only: A matter of matter
92Lyman Review: One mean chicken
92Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
92Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
92Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
92No-til Notes: Changing plans
92Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
92
91Observations Only: Curious things, part II
91Observations Only: Journey's end
91Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
91Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
91Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
91Observations Only: A matter of paradox
91Observations Only: A good daughter
91Teeing Off: Around the Green
91Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
91Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
91Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
91No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
91Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
91Reach out for challenges
90Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
90Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
90Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
90From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
90The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
90Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
90Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
90Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
90From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
90Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
90Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
90Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
90Observations Only: Saint Marge
90Lyman Review: The love goat
90Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
90Across The Fence: A day For thanks
90Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
90Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
90Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
90
89Completely Different: Tales from the mat
89Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
89Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
89Observations Only: Expect the best
89Observations Only: Willfulness
89Teen Voice: Remember what you have
89A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
89Observations Only: The vision
89Observations Only: Off to the races
89Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
89Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
89Teen Voice: My rebellion
89Teen Voice: The gift of caring
89No Till Notes: Final Stop
89Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
88Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
88From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
88Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
88Observations Only: Good and evil
88Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
88Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
88Observations Only: The awful truth
88Observations Only: The visit
88Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
88Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
88Across The Fence: Last Christmas
88Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
88Be kind through communications
88In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
87Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
87Teen Voice: Today’s television
87Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
87Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
87Observations Only: Choices
87A Small World: Savoring county fair days
87Observations Only: Final moment
87Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
87Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
87Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
87SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
87Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
87Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
87In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
86Being a Nebraskan – border to border
86A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
86From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
86A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
86Teen Voice: Catfished
86Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
86A Stray Moment: Without a net
86The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
86Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
86Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
86Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
86Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
86Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
85Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
85Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
85A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
85Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
85Across the Fence: The Pony Express
85Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
85The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
85A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
85Observations Only: Waiting time
85 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
85Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
85
85Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
84Observations only : Sisters of the world
84Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
84It's no surprise
84Observations Only: Just around the corner
84Observations Only: Sister odyssey
84From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
84Observations Only: The meeting
84Observations Only: Going home
84Teen Voice: Being a girl
84The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
84Teen Voice: Body image
84Teen Voice: Stress test
84Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
84The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
84Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
84Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
84At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
83Observations Only: A new direction
83Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
83Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
83Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
83Observations Only: Scourge of violence
83Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
83Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
83Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
83Teen Voice: Self-expression
83Observations Only: A day in August
83Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
83Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
82Across the fence: Something worth remembering
82Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
82Observations Only: Giving up
82Observations Only: Sister lost
82Observations Only: A fine line
82Totally Random: Life’s ripples
82Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
82Observations Only: The vigil
82Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
82Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
82At the Monument: Junior Rangers
82Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
82Fourth of July meetings
82Prairie Dogs
82Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
82At the Monument: Night Sky
81Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
81Observations Only : The orphanage
81Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
81Observations Only: Blue chip stock
81Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
81The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
81A Stray Moment: God Knows
81Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
81Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
81Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
81Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
81Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
81No-Till Notes: Looking Back
81In the Hills: Explore the state parks
81View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
81New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
81
80Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
80Observations Only: The joy of money
80Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
80The Block
80A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
80A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
80Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
80A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
80Teen Voice: Serendipity
80Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
80Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
80Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
80Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
80Teeing Off: The thing about state
80
80Teen Voice: The rivalry
80No-till Notes: Moving forward
80Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
80
79Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
79Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
79From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
79The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
79Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
79Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
79Linked Lives
79Letter to the editor
78A last look at the Nebraska Zone
78Age of reason
78A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
78The hills, part 1: Mustangs
78A Stray Moment: The last time
78Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
78Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
78The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
78The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
78Teen Voice: Shadow art
78Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
78The Good Life: The two different types of business people
78Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
78Observations Only: The last goodbye
78Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
78Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
78At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
77It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
77Time keeps flowing like a river
77Trash cans
77Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
77Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
77Observations Only: Extreme measures
77A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
77From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
77Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
77Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
77Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
77Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
77A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
77Totally Random: October, the pink month
77Observations Only: One more time
77Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
76Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
76The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
76Observations Only: Painting a picture
76Observations Only: North Powder
76Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
76From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
76Our View: The elephant in the room
76Teen Voice: The Other Side
76Observations Only: Hog wash
76Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
76Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
76Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
75Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
75Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
75Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
75Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
75Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
75Teeing Off: Mind Gym
75Totally Random: Happy Halloween
75Observations Only: The last toothpick
75Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
75At the Monument: Art in National Parks
75What’s really going on with our water?
75For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
75Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
75Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
74Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
74A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
74Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
74Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
74Teen Voice: Living within our means
74Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
74Completely Different - The magic of spring
74Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
74Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
74Teen Voice: Where is the love?
74Lyman Review: Dog fun
74View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
74In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
73A Small World: Time traveling
73Observations Only : Mission accomplished
73Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
73Observations Only - Two ages of man
73Observations Only: Saturday delight
73Silence please
73Observations Only: Surprises
73Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
73From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
73Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
73Lyman Review: Winter's dog
73Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
73Lyman Review: Branding Time
73No-Till Notes: Back in the field
73Website Resources
72Teen Voice: The more the merrier
72Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
72From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
72Observations Only: No thank you
72Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
72I'm falling for Tumblr?
72Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
72Guest Voices…
72Our View: Community responsible for kids
72Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
72Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
72Teen Voice: To the future
72Totally Random: Trusting the fates
72Teen Voice: Footprints
72Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
71 Taking a big risk
71Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
71Observations Only: Spider adventure
71Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
71Observations Only: Together again
71From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
71Teen Voice: Equality
71Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
71Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
71Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
71Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
71Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
71Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
71No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
71Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
71Teen Voice: Cyber War
71Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
71Religious freedom must be protected
71Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
71Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
71Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
70From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
70Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
70Observations Only: What's in a word?
70Teen Voice: Not just another ride
70The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
70The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
70From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
70At the Monument: That old (historic) building
70Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
70Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
70Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
70Their View: Goal post move unfair
70Synchronicity:What brings me back
69Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
69Do You Tube?
69From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
69Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
69Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
69Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
69Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
69Letters to the Editor
68Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
68Completely Different: Your local government and you
68The zombie apocalypse and you
68Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
68From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
68The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
68Teen Voice: The road of hatred
68Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
68Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
68The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
68Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
68Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
68Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
68Nature Notes: Love is in the air
68Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
68No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
68
67Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
67Life's curve balls
67Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
67Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
67Support emergency services personnel
66My mini Pen and me
66View from the block
66SELL-OUT!
66Remembering When
66Observations Only: Counting chickens
66From the Hill: More Work Ahead
66Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
66At the Library: March into a good book
66Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
65Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
65Economic development update
65Home of the Brave
65Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
65Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
65Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
65Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
65Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
65Why you should visit the zoo in February
65Totally Random: Where does it go?
65Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
64Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
64The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
64Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
64Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
64The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
64Teen Voice: Happy news
64At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
63Completely Different: The Quest
63Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
63The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
63LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
63Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
63Teen Voice: What is love?
63Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
63Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
63Teen Voice: Inspire me
63Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
63Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
62Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
62From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
62Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
62Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
61Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
61Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
61Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
61Welcome to Gering
61Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
61Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
61Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
60Letter to the Editor
60Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
60Timing makes perfect
60Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
60Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
60Rural America and immigration reform
60Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
60From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
59Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
59Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
59From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
59LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
59From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
59Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
59Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
58We need a few good people
58Teen Voice: March Madness
58Practice safe barbecue basics
58Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
58Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
57Seeing the works of the master
57From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
57Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
57Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
57Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
56Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
56Our view . . .Sports Complex
56Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
55Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
55Permission to remember
55Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
55My Thanksgiving prayer
54Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
54Social time has important benefits
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
54From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
54Greetings from the State Capitol
52Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
49Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
49Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
48Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
45Our View: Visionaries wanted
44Our View: Bravo OTD committee
44Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
42Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
38Letter to the Editor
34Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
33Letter to the Editor
29Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
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