Donations sought for flood relief

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2013 ~ The below story is about my dear friend, Dee Meyer.  To say the last couple of days have been rough is to put it very mildly.  The photograph of Dee’s rental home below is only a few minutes before the house literally washed away.  I’m here for you, Dee, in all ways.


From Gering Citizen, Gering, Nebraska

The home of Dee Meyer and her 14-year-old daughter Andi, just minutes before it was swept away by the James Creek last Thursday. The Meyers lost everything but their three dogs.
JAMESTOWN, Colo – Jamestown, Colo. resident Dee Meyer‘s home and all of her possessions were carried away by the swollen James Creek last Thursday. The picturesque mountain town of Jamestown, near Lyons, was once home to 1,000 people. Only 25 residents remain. Nothing is left of the town’s historical buildings and most residences are completely destroyed.

Thousands in Colorado have been affected with similar circumstances. They have lost everything and have no toothbrush, socks, scissors, clothing, beds, bedding, kitchen supplies, appliances, etc. The loss of everyday items is devastating, to say nothing about the things that are not replaceable.

To assist with the immediate needs of flood victims in Colorado and Nebraska, three area businesses and local schools are working to collect donations of water and non-perishable food items for the relief of flood victims.

Donations may be delivered to the Union Bar in Gering, and to Bluffs Broadcasting in Scottsbluff. Once collected, NTC will transport the donations to needed areas. For more information, call Mitzi Cawthra at Bluffs Broadcasting, (308) 632-5667.

A fund has been set up to collect money to help Dee and Andi Meyer get back on their feet. Although they had renter’s insurance, flooding was not part of the coverage.
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Black & White

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2013 ~ Last night around 8:30pm I walk past my daughter’s & granddaughter’s room (they share a room) and I do a double take. Piper (4 years old) is packing all of her belongings. I ask her what she is doing. She says “Mom and I are going to visit uncle Mikey Kennedy tomorrow.” So I ask Mary Kennedy, my daughter about this and she says “No. That’s not right.” Piper, being completely packed, becomes frustrated with her mother. I go into my room and am not really paying attention until I hear things being dragged into my room. “Piper, what are you doing?” I ask. Piper says, “I’m mad at Mommy so I’m moving in with you.” (Across the hall).

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Casey Kennedy’s audition for Carnegie Hall

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2013 ~ Keep in mind, only the audio goes to Carnegie ~


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Casey Kennedy nominated to sing at Carnegie Hall

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GREAT News for Casey Kennedy ~ This mother has tears in her eyes. Just received this:

Dear Casey Kennedy,

Congratulations! We are very pleased to inform you that you have been nominated by Patrice Burgstahler for the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. You are being recognized with this honor and Carnegie Hall performance opportunity as a result of your demonstrated musical accomplishments…..


The High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall

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