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2016 Retiring School Staff - Touching Lives Forever

Apr 28th, 2016
This year in Polk County there are three wonderful people who will be closing the chapter of service in the school system. Although they may not be present in the schools next year - all of these people have already left little impressions with all of the students they have cared for. "We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Martin Luther King, Jr.Read more »


Cy Cannon to Perform on “Best of the Best”

Apr 28th, 2016
Osceola senior Cy Cannon had a very successful speech season this year, and the NSAA has taken notice of his accomplishments. On April 5th, Cy traveled to Lincoln to have his State Champion Informative speech “Biometrics” taped for NSAA’s annual “Best of Best” show, to be aired on NET. “Best of the Best” is a program designed to honor speakers across the state of Nebraska who have gone above and beyond with their speaking talents. This is truly an honor for Cannon, as only nine Nebraska high school speakers were chosen to be taped for this show.
“Best of the Best” will air on NET (Channel 29 with many formats) on April 30th at 11:00 a.m. Congratulations, Cy! We’ll be tuned in to watch you!

Cy Cannon (center) was awarded the Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $2000 at the NPA Convention Saturday, April 23 in Kearney. Presenting the award was (at left) Rob Dump, Nebraska Press Association Foundation President and Shary Skiles, President of the Nebraska Press Advertising Service. Helping Cy accept his award were his parents, (left) Ken and Beverly Cannon. Cy, a senior at Osceola High School, plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Read more »
         

The First Thursday of May is National Day of Prayer

Apr 28th, 2016
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.
National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Viking Center in Stromsburg at 6:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Attorney General Doug Peterson.
Tickets are available through your church or contact Carolyn Frazier 402-764-6061.
Former Governor Kay Orr will speak at Osceola’s National Day of Prayer Gathering on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 531 South Polk St., Osceola beginning at 11:45 A.M.
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