Ordination Service for Rev. Brian Wright, June 26 at Christ Lutheran Church


Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

Wishes to Welcome Rev. Brian Wright and Family, wife Lisa, daughter Taryn and son Trysten.

You are cordially invited to attend the Ordination and Installation Services for Brian Lynn Wright, Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at Christ Lutheran Church, 503 W. Medina Street, Cairo, NE. A cake reception will follow the service.

Raised in Lakewood, Colorado, Brian was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church following his birth in 1968.  Brian graduated in 1992 from Christ College, Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth & Family Ministry and DCE Certification, having also completed an Internship at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Medford, Oregon the previous year.  Brian’s first DCE Call was to Immanuel Lutheran Church & School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he also met and married Lisa nee Dye in 1993.  Their children, Taryn and Trystan were born and baptized while they served at Immanuel, and their daughter Taryn attended Immanuel Preschool.  In 1998, the Wright’s moved to Vacaville, California when Brian accepted a Call to serve as DCE at Bethany Lutheran Church and School.  Having completed her Lutheran Teacher Colloquy from Concordia Irvine, as well as the SLED Administrator’s Certification program, Lisa became the Kindergarten teacher and Principal of the school at Bethany, and Taryn and their son Trystan attended preschool and elementary school there.  Brian completed a Master’s Degree in Family Life Science in 2004 and served as the Director of Family Life Ministry at Bethany until 2006, when they accepted a Call to Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Franktown, Colorado, also to serve as Director of Family Ministry.  While back in Colorado, the children attended Trinity Lutheran School, and Taryn graduated from Lutheran High School, Parker.  In 2013 Brian, Lisa, and Trystan moved to St. Louis to attend Concordia Seminary, while Taryn remained in Colorado to enter the workforce.  Trystan graduated from Lindberg High School in St. Louis and Lisa taught at Salem Lutheran School during Brian’s time at the Seminary.  Brian graduated with a Pastoral Certificate for Ordination from Concordia Seminary’s Alternate Route Program in May of 2016, having completed his Vicarage year at Christ Lutheran Church in Cairo, Nebraska, under the supervision of Vacancy Pastor James E. Fandrey.  The Reverend Wright and his family now live in the Parsonage of Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo, where they begin their first Call as Pastor.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Served 109 Children This Year

20160607_084557(0)~2The Village of Cairo hosted its second Progressive Agriculture Safety Day on June 7, 2016. 109 students from area communities, over thirty volunteers, and Moses the comfort dog attended the event.

Students participated in hands-on learning activities. Safety topics included how to keep safe near operating power take offs (PTOs), mowing the lawn, and riding all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s). Students rotated through sessions on grain bin safety, gun safety, and weather safety, as well as how to build and use basic first aid kits. The Cairo and Grand Island Rural Fire Departments educated children on how to react during a fire with demonstrations in the smoke house, correct operation of a fire extinguisher, and the stop-drop and roll technique. The day also included a tour of the Boelus Ambulance. Each registered child that attended, received a free t-shirt provided by Progressive Agriculture Foundation, a goodie bag filled with items provided by local sponsors, and a fire extinguisher was given to each registered family.

Many local businesses provided support vital to the success of the 2016 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. Special thanks to: Titan Machinery, Green Line Equipment, Hall County Sheriff, Howard County Sheriff, Central Nebraska Health District, Stretch Powersports, National Weather Service, Cairo and Grand Island Rural Fire Departments, Boelus Ambulance/EMT’s, Cargill, Pathway Bank and Insurance, Global Industries, Hornady, Farm Credit Services of America, and Central Nebraska Health Services. In addition to the businesses listed, additional community volunteers included: members of Centura FFA, Northwest FFA, Wood River FFA, Reggie Schmit, and the Village of Cairo.

The feedback received from sponsors, volunteers, students, and parents has been very positive. Planning for the 2017 Safety Day is in full swing by co-coordinators Charity Adams, Tara Janda and Sarah Quandt. The date for next year’s event is June 6, 2017. Coordinators are seeking additional co-coordinators from Wood River and Shelton to join the planning team, if interested please contact Charity, Tara or Sarah. Coordinators plan to feature water safety for Safety Day 2017 and hope to have the resources to provide each registered child with a life jacket.

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Cairo Swimming Pool

2016 Hours and Admissions

Monday-Thursday 1-5 and 6:30-9

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1-7


Family Passes: $90

Single Passes: $55

Daily Admission: $3

Evening Admission: $2

To contact the pool regarding lessons, private parties, or questions please call 485-4790


cairo swimming pool

Moses the Comfort Dog Attends Wildland Firefighters Memorial Weekend

IMG_3257With a donation from the Cairo Volunteer Fire Department, Moses Comfort Dog and Shawn and Nancy Harders were able to travel to Boise Idaho to attend the Wildland Firefighters Memorial weekend.
The weekend was attended by 150 family members and friends of Firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.  Comfort Dogs Rueben and Aaron from California and handlers also attended.   Many grieving people were able to hug, hold, and pet the dogs which gave them comfort.

Just one story is of a firefighter who died last year in a helicopter crash.    His wife, son, and daughter attended the memorial.  Also attending was one of the surviving crew members.  He was badly burned trying to save the others.   They were able to share their memories easier with the Comfort Dogs present.     They very much appreciated the support we gave them.  The Moses Comfort Dog team would like to give a big thank you to the CVF for their generous support to the Comfort Dog Ministry.