Boy Scout Troop 103 Planning 20th Annual City Wide Rummage Sale

Boy Scout Troop 103 will sponsor the city-wide rummage sale on May 30, 2015.  If you have questions or want to be on the list please contact Christy Osburn at 485-4742 or 308-383-5506. Cost is $10 to get your name on the map and your list needs to be to Christy by May 18.  The Boy Scouts will also be having a Car Wash all day on Main Street.  The will also be selling hamburgers and hot dogs from 11:00 am-1:00 pm in the Cairo Fire Hall.



Centura Destination Imagination Fundraiser #centurapride #destinationimagination

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Destination Imagination Carnival Fundraiser

Sunday May 3rd, Centura School 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

$5 per person or $20 per family

Come enjoy a fun filled day with your family and friends!

  • 2 Mile Fun Run $10 (8a.m. start)
  • 5 K Race  $20
  • 10 K Race $20
  • 3 legged race
  • tug of war
  • horse shoes
  • bean bag toss
  • raffle prizes
  • Jump-a-roos
  • bake sale
  • croquet
  • face painting
  • dodge ball
  • wiffle ball
  • sumo wrestling
  • concession stand
  • Try our Duo challenge $10 per team

Big thanks to all of our sponsors and to Jump-a-Roos Party bouncers Kearney, NE 308-234-0428

To donate or volunteer

Contact:  Brenda Anderson 308.383.5062 /Gina Baldwin 308.390.4812

Grocery Store Committee Update #caironebraska #ruralgrocerystore

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The Village of Cairo was contacted by representatives of Bosselman Pump & Pantry as a result of articles published detailing Cairo’s drive to develop grocery options in the community.  The committee recently met with Bosselman representatives and discussed the results of the survey.

Pump & Pantry has envisioned future stores termed “Generation 3” stores, that might provide fresh produce, canned items, a full kitchen for quick, easy meals, and grocery items.  Bosselman informed the grocery store committee of their plans to remodel the Pump & Pantry’s existing location in Cairo to create the Generation 3 concept.  Concepts include made to order pizza, rotisserie chicken meals, specialty sandwiches, hamburgers, take-home meal platters, a limited selection of fresh produce, meats, grocery staples, and more.  A secondary entrance in the rear of the building is planned, as well as changing the hours of the store to 24 hours. Discussions are also in the works for the adding of a national quick serve concept at the location.

The committee conveyed the needs of the community by providing input detailed in the comments section of the survey.  The committee also shared concerns the community had related to parking and easier access to the entrance for our senior citizens.

The committee will continue to maintain an open line of communication with Bosselman Pump & Pantry regarding services that fit the needs of the community determined by the survey, and Pump & Pantry will continue to keep the committee informed of their plans.

Cairo Ball Association Work Day

ball association clean up dayTomorrow is our Ball Association work day. Planning on getting started around nine.  All coaches were given a list of jobs their teams are responsible for… Hopefully they have gotten ahold of you. If not, check with them or check up at the concession stands, there is also a list hanging in each stand.  Please check off the job on the sheet as its done so we know everything is covered.

Thanks everyone for helping out!

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Grocery Store Survey Results

Cairo Community grocery storeThe Grocery store committee has tabulated the results of the recent survey requesting information on the grocery needs of the community.  197 surveys were completed.

Cairo survey results indicate that an average household who completed this survey has 2.25 members and spends an average of $100 per week on groceries.

The information on the survey indicates survey participants would spend a total $20,150 per week on groceries.  Survey participants indicated they would spend an average of $86 per week, totaling $10,866 per week in a Cairo store.

Survey Participants responded to the need to have a store in Cairo in this manner.

Very Important
Somewhat Important
No Opinion
Somewhat unimportant
Attributes selected by survey participants.

Fresh Made Pizza
Sitting Area
Made to Order Sub Sandwiches
Home Grocery Delivery
Tobacco Sales
Carry Out Beer/Liquor
Fresh Meat Counter
The Grocery store committee is currently reviewing options that would meet the Cairo resident’s needs as indicated by this survey.  The committee would like to thank everyone who participated in this survey.

Destination Imagination Fundraiser for Globals



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Sunday Brunch
Date: Sunday April 26th, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Cairo Community Center
Serving Pancakes, Sausage & Eggs
Free Will Donation

Fundraiser for Centura Destination Imagination teams qualifying for
Global Finals in Knoxville, TN

Centura embarked on its first year of having a Destination Imagination program. Destination Imagination encourages students to learn higher order thinking and to improve in creative thinking and collaborative problem solving. Destination Imagination has seven challenges plus an instant challenge that students from elementary, middle, secondary and university levels can compete in. The individual challenges are technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisational, structural, and service learning. The teams must come up with and create their solutions to the challenges without interference from any outside sources, including parents and team managers.

Centura sent eight teams to their regional competition at Cross County School on March 7, 2015, and all eight teams qualified to compete at the Destination Imagination Nebraska Affiliate Finals at UNK on April 11, 2015! The pictured three teams now qualify to compete at the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 20-23, 2015! Over 1,400 teams from over 16 different countries will be attending and competing! This has been a year of teamwork, creativity, perseverance, courage, and talent for these three teams to earn their way to Global Finals, especially in their first year of competing!

Now these teams are working to financially earn their way to Global Finals. If you would like to donate online, a webpage has been set up at
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First place winners out of twelve teams in the Fine Arts middle level challenge at the Nebraska Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals held at UNK on April 11, 2015 Back left to right: Macy Baldwin, Jadyn Gentleman, Amber Baldwin, Grace McDonald and Nate Ruhl Front left to right: Amy McDonald (team manager), Allie Ruhl, and Faith McDonald

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Second place winners out of four teams in the Structural senior level challenge at the Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals held at UNK on April 11, 2015 Back left to right: Jayden Spotanski, Jacob Owens, James Price, and Matthew Wells front left to right: Daniel Worsley and Hannah Clark (not pictured is Kim Wells, team manager)

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Second place winners out of three teams in the Scientific middle level challenge at the Nebraska Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals held at UNK on April 11, 2015 Back left to right: Anjanette Jensen (team manager), Rhegan Jensen, Hailey Anderson, Joselyn Mullins Front left to right: Samantha Garcia, Jaelyn Gross, Cassidy Vacha, Cortney Mullins

What is Centura’s Destination Imagination

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Below is a letter from our Destination Imagination leaders explaining this amazing program.

My name is Marty VanWesten, and I, along with Stephanie McInturf, brought Destination Imagination to the students of Centura Public Schools during this school year. Destination Imagination is a program designed to help teams of students improve their creative and critical thinking skills, improve their ability to work in a team situation, and to learn how to solve unique problems, which are skills that employers are looking for in their work force. Teams select one of 6 Challenges with a various focus: Technical Engineering, Scientific principles, the Fine Arts, Improvisation, Structural Engineering, and Service Learning. Teams compete at regional and state competitions, culminating at Destination Imagination Global Finals, held this year at Knoxville, TN from May 20-23.

While our initial expectations were a small number of teams interested, we instead had a large explosion of interest, with over 70 students initially signing up, allowing us to form 12 teams. When we got to the competition time, we had 8 teams compete at both the regional and state tournaments, with over 50 students participating, while also getting the help of 14 other adults to be Team Managers and Appraisers. We have also had a large amount of support from the parents of these students, who have travelled with them, fed them, and helped buy supplies to allow their students to be the most successful that they could be.

At the Affiliate Finals tournament on Saturday, April 11th, all of our teams performed their best, and we are very fortunate to have 3 teams qualify for Global Finals. These teams include: a Scientific Challenge team consisting of a group of 6th grade girls; a Fine Arts team that includes students in 5th, 7th, and 8th grade, and a Structural Challenge team that includes Sophomores and Freshmen. These teams have the opportunity to compete against students from around the nation and the world, and I would like to help them achieve this goal.

In order to send these teams to Global Finals, we have a great financial burden ahead of us. When we started this program, we were not given a budget in order to pay for registration, fees, and materials, and all of the monies we used during the last few months have come from the parents and participants themselves. Now, we are needing to raise approximately $20,000 in order to pay for Global Finals registration and transportation for 20 students and their 3 Team Managers so that our students have the opportunity to experience something truly amazing, as well as allowing us to give Centura Public Schools a positive image on a national and global level. Many of our students are going to have great difficulty in affording Global Finals, and we need to raise this money so that every student has a chance to participate.

With your support and assistance, we can provide our students with a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stick with them throughout their entire lives. Any amount that you can provide to us will go a long way to helping these students out, and I know that we will be very grateful for your assistance. Thank you for considering helping our Centura students achieve something truly amazing!


To donate to this amazing group of kids please visit their donation page.