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Duane Kuether, 85, Taylors Falls formerly Princeton

Duane graduated from Princeton High School. Duane proudly served in the United States Army. He was married to Mary Cobb in Blair, Nebraska. Duane worked as a Semi Truck Driver for over 45 years. He also owned and operated Lucky Buck white tail deer farm ...

APNewsBreak: Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down from his post as the international community's Mideast envoy, officials said, ending a term that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to ...

Upland Software to Present at William Blair & Company's 35th Annual Growth Stock Conference

AUSTIN, Texas, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Upland Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: UPLD), a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management applications, today announced that Jack McDonald, Upland's Chairman and CEO, is scheduled to present at William Blair ...

Mobileye To Present At William Blair Growth Stock Conference

JERUSALEM, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) , the global leader in the design and development of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, today announced that the Company is scheduled to present at the 2015 William Blair ...

Independent streak of new senators riles and surprises

The 54-year-old grain trader from Blair, a son of former Gov ...
It is an interesting time in Nebraska politics for a decidedly red state. Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts has said repeatedly that lawmakers are “out of touch” with most voters, and ...

Mathiesen to construct grain bin on Nebraska Street

Mathiesen Grain Co. will construct a 30-foot grain bin in the 1500 block of Nebraska Street in Blair. The city council approved on May 12 a conditional use permit (CUP) for Mathiesen to build the grain bin and replace a grain leg in an existing elevator ...

Omaha utility nearly done with refueling and maintenance at Fort Calhoun nuclear plant

BLAIR, Nebraska — The Omaha Public Power District is nearly done with the maintenance tasks it planned to complete while the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is being refueled. The nuclear power plant, which sits about 20 miles north of Omaha ...

State track: Friday's boys track results

Evan Wick, Blair, 9:58.94. 110 HURDLES: Siedhoff, Crete, :14.26; Nielsen, Plattsmouth; Wetovick, Cozad; Flight, Wahoo; Gilliland, Mitchell; Young, Cozad; Engberg, Adams Central; Lindblad, Adams Central. 100: Stephen Conner, Nebraska City, :10.94 ...

Lynn C. Shallenberger, age 70 of Nebraska City

He is survived by his wife Kathy Shallenberger of Nebr. City; step-daughter Nicole Albrecht and husband Marty of Blair, NE; one grandchild Michael Shallenberger; two step-granddaughters: Brianna and Neva Albrecht; two brothers: Neal Shallenberger and wife ...

Blair, Nebraska plant to be converted for sweetener production

BLAIR, NE (AP) - A Swiss company and Minnesota-based Cargill have agreed to convert an existing manufacturing plant in Blair to produce stevia sweeteners. Evolva and Cargill have announced they will begin plans to convert a Cargill plant to produce the ...

Blair, Britain’s most despised and discredited man, resigns as Middle East “Peace Envoy”

Reinvented War Criminal Tony Blair Resigns As Middle East Envoy by Stephen Lendman When Gordon Brown succeeded him as Labour party leader, he was Britain’s most despised and discredited man. From 1997…

BREAKING….coffee blamed in Air France volcano jaunt as Greece & EU closer to global media Met cop skull disagreement – OFFICIAL.

The EU says you should not drink more than four cups of coffee a day. Most of the French folks I know drink about nine. That might explain why an Air France jet tried to land in an active volcano a fe…

Sure Blair. Love the part where you imply if a woman...

Sure Blair. Love the part where you imply if a woman doesn’t have penis envy, she’s stupid. I can’t believe he mansplained to me how terrible I have it as a woman.

Tony Blair to Step Down as Middle East Quartet Envoy

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is stepping down from his position as special envoy of the Middle East Quartet. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Former British prime minister Tony Blair will b…

Blair is the last person those fighting to keep Britain in EU should want campaigning for them.

Blair is wrong about the EU and always has been “We can only be thankful that his desire to scrap the pound and join the euro was thwarted. Even Gordon Brown, in a rare moment of foresight, could see …

Review: “Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker by Thomas Kunkel (Reviewed by Bill Hughes)

Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of ‘The New Yorker by Thomas Kunkel  2015, Random House 384 Pages, $30.00 ISBN-13: 978-0375508905       If you have any interest in journalism as a reporter an…

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The latest bundle of hotness is finally here.Are you ready for more RED HOT sizzle this summer?This inferno in a box is now availablefor instant download at all major online stores.  Enter to win a $5…

David Cameron’s Move to Change Human Rights Laws in the UK

David Cameron’s Election Joy Ends As Human Rights Row Starts Government figure may quit in order to vote against controversial Tory plan, as Andrew Mitchell, Dominic Grieve and Damian Green warn agai…

Blair Walsh has had “a little bit of communication” about extension

The Vikings got good immediate returns on their decision to draft kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round of the 2012 draft when Walsh went on to make the Pro Bowl after hitting on 35-of-38 field goals.…

Modern Luxury Farmhouse with Emphasis on Entertaining: House in Blair Atholl

House in Blair Atholl by Nico van der Meulen Architects is a luxury farmhouse located between Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, in a secluded golf estate. Free from high boundary walls and elec…


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Last Published Date: December 16, 2014



The Guardian and a warning to BLAIR NEBRASKA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in BLAIR NEBRASKA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


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