August 10, 2010
By Julie Dickerson
On my desk at work is a daily calendar chocked full of advice, some good and some “ignore it and it will go away” suggestions.
August 1 said, “Education moves you from the realm of ignorance to the sphere of thoughtful uncertainty.”
August 2 said, “Aging has become very stylish. All the best people are doing it.” Liz Claiborn
August 3 said, “Life’s problems never hit you when you’re 18 and have all the answers.”
August 4 said, “You’re never too old to become younger.” Mae West
August 5 said, “If at first you succeed, try something harder.”
August 6 said, “Doing the job right generally takes less time than explaining why you did it wrong.”
August 7 said, “Knowing the right thing to do is not the same as doing it; doing the right thing is not the same as doing it without being told.”
August 8 said, “The speed with which you accomplish a task is only remarkable if the quality of the accomplishment is also remarkable.”
August 9 said, “You will never be successful at doing something you don’t want to do.”
August 10 said, “Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.”
And, today August 11 said, “The size of a leader is judged by the size of the problems she solves.”
In a nutshell, do we have education, grow older, succeed, speed, or have problem solving abilities?
Education—My graduating class recently celebrated their 40th alumni reunion. I say “their” because I chose not to attend. After my small, rural high school closed its doors in 1969, my parents and I were given the option of what school to attend for my senior year. After some thought, I opted for Sidney High School. I knew some of the girls there, but it was still a big step from a class of three to one with over 130. During that school year, I thought I was lucky because I knew most of my classmates by name by graduation day, except for one guy who walked across the stage and I didn’t even know he was in the class. There were a couple of people attending the reunion that I would have liked to see. I keep in contact with some even now, and don’t have to wait for a reunion.
Grow Older—Recently, one of the most celebrated songs in the world came my way. It was an absolute joy when one of my grandsons called and sang, “Happy Birthday.” He must have practiced, because it was perfect, precious, and even had a giggle in the middle!! Of course, along with the celebrated day, I had to renew my driver’s license, which I did on line for the first time.
Succeed—That’s a tough one. I’m still working on that. I feel that life is like clay, and my molded clay hasn’t made it to the kiln yet.
Speed—”August 8″: I repeat: The speed with which you accomplish a task is only remarkable if the quality of the accomplishment is also remarkable. Last Saturday, while Jim was golfing in his second day of the tournament, I attempted to practice free-motion machine quilting. The speed at which my sewing machine went only led to my frustration. I spent much of the day using the seam ripper and thinking I would wait for another day to try it again.
Problem Solving Abilties—Life’s a stage and there will always be problems to solve.
And so, alumni reunions and birthdays come and go. Life continues.
But, (August 10) I need to make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
July 6, 2010
More than 30 competitors entertained another large turnout of bullriding fans Saturday, July 3, at the 16th Annual Gateway to the Sandhills Bullride Classic held at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Albion.
The bullride competition has become a July 4th weekend staple in Albion, presented annually by the Albion FFA Alumni and Rodeo Rose Productions. Read more
June 22, 2010
Event coordinator Nicole Levander was pleased with the turnout that included approximately 90 adult runners/walkers in a wide range of ages and 11 participants in the kid’s run. Read more
May 4, 2010
Albion and Boone Central Alumni have announced a variety of events for Alumni Weekend, June 18-20, in Albion.
The weekend begins with stock car races Friday evening at Boone County Raceway.
Saturday’s schedule begins early with the 2009 Cardinal Run at 8 a.m. Events will include a 5k run, a two-mile fun run/walk, and a one-mile kids’ run.
Registration should be completed by June 9, and the forms are available at Boone County Fitness Center or Boone County Health Center. For information, contact Nicole Levander at 396-3165.
A new event, the Smoke ‘n Chrome Car Show & Shine, will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fourth Street in downtown Albion. Contact Don Casper, 395-2017, or Doug Young, 395-2151, for details.
A four-man scramble golf tournament will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Albion Country Club. Contact Jesse at the ACC pro shop, 395-2900, to register.
The Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament will also begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Registration is due by June 14 by calling Michelle Devine, 395-2686, or e-mailing to email@example.com. Beer garden and concessions will be available. No coolers allowed.
The Alumni Banquet will be held at the Casey building at the fairgrounds, with the social hour at 5:30 p.m. and banquet at 6:30 p.m. The alumni dance, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., is open to the public. Cost for the banquet is $15 per person. To order tickets, contact Cornerstone Bank, 395-2151, or Boone County Bank, 395-2125, or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local restaurants will be serving buffet meals on both Saturday and Sunday for alumni weekend.
September 29, 2009
James (Jim) is currently the Associate Professor and Associate Director of the division of radiation science technology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In addition to his current job, he serves as President of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. He was instrumental in formulating a program where CCC-Columbus students can complete their Bachelor’s Degree in radiologic technology while working at the Columbus Community Hospital. Read more
July 8, 2009
There were plenty of fireworks in and out of the rodeo arena Saturday, July 4, during the 15th Annual Gateway to the Sandhills Bullride Classic held at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Albion.
Thirty-four riders competed on some very ‘ornery stock, to the enjoyment of a large, enthusiastic crowd. The bullride competition was followed by a fireworks display and dance sponsored by the Boone County Ag Society.
A number of youngsters also tried their hand atop mini bulls between the main event first round and the short round that decided the top six cash winners. Read more
July 7, 2009
See this week’s Albion News Print Edition for Photos and Details.
June 24, 2009