On August 5, 1976, Anne Anderson went to work expecting the day to be like any other. She and her husband, Gary, had been approved as a hopeful adoptive couple through the Nebraska Children’s Home Society just three months earlier, but they fully anticipated having to wait at least a year before receiving the call that would completely change their lives. When the phone rang that day, Anne’s heart raced as the social worker on the other end of the line explained that they had a three-week old baby girl who was born in Omaha on July 19 and needed to be placed into a forever family by 9:00 a.m. the following morning to avoid having to be moved into another foster family.
SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR: Local preschoolers learned about the very first Thanksgiving celebration. They even had a Thansgiving feast and created “buffalo” vests, beaded necklaces and feathered headresses after learning about the Indians that helped the pilgrmas after landing at Plymouth Rock. Pictured (l-r) front: Savannah Centeno, Justice Schram, Sophie Madsen, Vivianna Mendez; Back: Crue Lake, Karsynne Bodfield, Luna Aden and Audree Miller. As Governor Ricketts shared “It’s fitting to set aside time each year to express gratitude to God and to one another for the many blessings we enjoy. In seasons of peace and plenty, as well as in times of war and loss, Americans have faithfully carried on Thanksgiving traditions.” May we contiue to do so.
It’s fitting to set aside time each year to express gratitude to God and to one another for the many blessings we enjoy. In seasons of peace and plenty, as well as in times of war and loss, Americans have faithfully carried on Thanksgiving traditions. During challenging times, it’s even more important to remember the abundant blessings we enjoy as Americans.
“The naughtiest thing I ever did as a child was my neighbors and I would get together and smoke paper in a barn filled with hay,” said my grandma, Kathleen Andersen, while sitting in her recliner. I thought it was ironic that Andersen smoked paper because she’s alway told me smoking is bad for you. As I was to learn, there were a lot of surprises in store for me as I interviewed her for English class.
Thirty-two runners gathered to tread the streets of Gothenburg Saturday, November 21 for the first ever Thankful Run 5K hosted by the Gothenburg YMCA. Runners donned bibs telling what they were thankful for. Jake Hasenauer of North Platte won the men’s division while his wife won the women’s. Kinleigh Coffman won the girls one mile run and Kyler Coffman wond the boys one mile run. The YMCA hopes to make this an annual event. (Contributed photo)
PRESS RELEASE. – The Wreaths Across America event will be held December 19th at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at 12:00 noon. The goal of the event is to place a live, balsam fir wreath at the headstone of every Veteran buried at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, to spread patriotism and ensure no one is forgotten. Lee Bird Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is helping to support this event by promoting sponsorships/donations for wreaths.