Centura Hills 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Results #centurahills

Centura Hills Easter Egg Hunt 2015

Left Row: Fletcher Fries, Belle TauKiuvea, Ava Schibe, Middle Row: Mia Moore, Brittany Fuller Right Row: Hattie Marr, Shylee Dramse

The weather for the Centura Hills Easter Egg Hunt was wonderful.  Seventy children and their parents came out to meet the Easter Bunny, play with the puppies and bunnies, and hunt over 1,000 Easter Eggs.  An Easter Basket sponsored by Shelia Hulme  from First Brokers was won by Brittany Fuller.  Six children found golden eggs and won special Easter Baskets:  Fletcher Fries, Shylee Dramse, Belle TauKiuvea, Mia Moore, Avah Schibe, and Hattie Marr.

This event would not have been possible without the support of the Cairo community.  Thank you to our financial sponsors:  Baasch and Sons, Stoltenberg Irrigation, Aaron and LaTonna Brand, Touch of Class, Walmart, Super Saver, Centura Hills, R&T Storage, Troy’s Total Car Care, Western National Bank, Pathway Bank, Country Greenery, Christy Osburn, and the many anonymous donors.

Thank you to our volunteers:  Riley, McLain and Hannah Adams, John Kortz, Jordyn and Taylor Grabowski, Daniel Worsley, Anna Roth, Halie DeFreece, Emily Wells, Matt, Jacob and Christy Osburn, Angela Campbell, and Anna Roth.

Special thank to the members of Cairo United Methodist Church for packing over 1,000 Easter Eggs.

Centura Basketball Honors

congratulationsCongratulations to Grant Myers and Travis Holcomb – Grand Island Independent All Heartland Honorable Mention for Basketball!

Congratulations to our Lady Centurions for their GI Independent All Heartland Honors for Basketball!!

Casey Krolikowski- All Heartland Super Squad
Annika Gleason (Honey Badger)- All Heartland Third Team
Madison Myers – Honorable Mention
Mady Roth – Honorable Mention


Village Board receives $981.67 from ACE

AceACE Board approves $150,000 to Nebraska Member Communities

The Village board was presented a check for $981.67 which represents the community’s share of the ACE revenue return for the Fiscal Year 2014-15. These funds can go towards any specific project in the community. This year the board chose to use this money toward park improvements.

ACE the Public Alliance for Community Energy gave this amount to Cairo from its share of $150,000 it paid to the 72 Nebraska ACE member communities. The ACE board of directors may return excess revenue beyond the cost of operating the organization to its member communities. The board approved the distribution at its board meeting earlier this year. Since forming in 1998 ACE has returned more than $1.4 million back to its Nebraska members. The funds are used in various ways to benefit each ACE member community. To date, ACE has returned $1673.98 to Cairo overall.

“ACE was formed with the mission to provide competition in the Nebraska Choice Gas program for the benefit of all customers,” said Beth Ackland, director of retail gas services for ACE. “Along with giving consumers a choice in natural gas suppliers, another benefit of ACE is the possible option each year of returning funds back to Nebraska communities. ACE has been a tremendous grass-roots success story for Nebraskans.”

The Choice Gas selection period is set to begin April 10 and run through April 23. Selections may be made online through April 23 using ACE’s Website (www.ACEenergy.org) or by phone at 800-454-4759. Selection forms will be mailed out to all eligible customers prior to the beginning of the selection period. More information about ACE and its role in the Nebraska Choice Gas program is available at www.ACEenergy.org.


Cairo Rural VFD Smorgasbord Report – #cairofiremen #caironebraska

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Saturday, March 14, 2015 was the annual Smorgasbord held at the Community Center in Cairo.  Over 650 friends and neighbors were in attendance for the dinner featuring custom-made specialties of roast beef, ham, au gratin potatoes, various salads, and trimmings.

The night featured a leisurely atmosphere where many seemed to have an extra cup of coffee and ‘visit the night away.’

The annual event is the major fund-raiser for the Department.  The funds go to the purchase and upkeep of materials and supplies in the effort to be of service for emergencies in the fire district.  The Cairo district enjoys a very good relationship with all the residents and that good will was demonstrated at the dinner.

In addition to the meal, seven of the Volunteer Firefighters were recognized for their devotion and service.  They are as follows:  Chief Steve Oseka, 30 years; Joe Grabowski, 30 years; Rich Svitak (ret.) 21 years; Randy Wetzel (ret.) 15 years; Brian Wetzel (ret.) 3 years; Paul Hoos (ret.) 3 years; and Anson Dockhorn (ret.) 3 years.  These gentlemen have provided valuable service over the years and they’ve done themselves proud.  We salute you!

The Cairo Rural VFD wishes to say “Thank You” to the many friends and neighbors who have supported us.  And, we welcome the continuation of our mutual good will.

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