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Investment strategies David Buchanan Seminar

July 27, Thursday, 6:30 PM, or

August 1, Tuesday, 6:30 PM, or

August 3, Thursday, 6:30 PM

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Cornhusker Room
4111 Pioneer Woods Dr. #100
Lincoln, NE 68506

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Your Host, Dave Buchanan

Dave A. Buchanan – A native of Nebraska, Dave has been assisting those in or near retirement to help achieve their financial goals since 1996. Dave has served in the armed forces for six years and after his service attended the University of Nebraska where he obtained his degree in business. Dave specializes in the unique type of financial planning required to help his clients move from their working years and into their retirement years.

Dave Buchanan is an investment advisor representative of Gradient Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor. Dave Buchanan serves Lincoln, Nebraska and the surrounding communities and provides financial planning and asset management. Our mission is to help provide the families and businesses we serve with innovative financial strategies and planning, that result in financial clarity, security and overall financial health. Making strong commitments to our clients and building life-long relationships are tenets of success at Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska.

Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska provides investors custom-tailored investment strategies to meet short and long-term needs. We help provide full transparency in the form of separately managed accounts. Our goal at Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska is to help our clients realize their financial dreams by offering comprehensive solutions that apply both financial and insurance* solutions to achieve financial independence. As a fiduciary, Dave Buchanan is held to standards to put our clients’ interests first.

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Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos for May 7, 2017 | 

Baldo By Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos

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Source: Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos for May 7, 2017 | Read Comic Strips at

April 25 Free Movie

“Imitation of Life”  Sandra Dee and Robert Alda
Tuesday, April 25, 2017  at   7:00 pm 

JOIN US FOR THE  MALONE COMMUNITY CENTER SYMPOSIUM FILM SERIES Discussion following the movie led by Dr. K. Lynn Dreher, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
Sponsored in part by Humanities Nebraska, the Cooper Foundation and Southeast Community College   


Reality Check by Dave Whamond for Apr 13, 2017 | Read Comic Strips at

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Thru May 25 – Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top,

Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890 – 1965 on exhibit through May 25 at the Nebraska History Museum, Lincoln
“The circus is coming to town!” For decades that announcement thrilled people in small towns and cities across Nebraska and the U.S. Traveling from coast to coast, rail cars packed with canvas, exotic animal menageries, strongmen, fat ladies, and roustabouts brought some much-needed fun to millions of Americans. Now visitors to the Nebraska History Museum can explore another side of this amazing spectacle in “Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890 – 1965.” The touring exhibition from ExhibitsUSA runs from April 6 – May 25 at 131 Centennial Mall North in Lincoln.    

The circus started as a European transplant in the late 1700s and was perfected in the United States by the likes of John Bill Ricketts and P.T. Barnum, who first introduced us to sideshow oddities like the Feejee Mermaid and Tom Thumb. By 1900, there were more than 100 circuses crisscrossing the country and they were adept at using all of the advancements of America’s industrial revolution— the railroad, color lithography, and mass marketing strategies. The romanticized imagery, backstage stories, and photographs featured in “Step Right Up!” reveal both the fantasy and reality of circus life, exploring the illusions that played to the imaginations of so many.

“Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890 – 1965” takes viewers behind the scenes of the circus, exploring the dramatic pageantry, colorful past, and living presence of this grand American theatrical tradition.  The exhibit was curated by Timothy Tegge, a longtime circus historian, collector, and performer. Tegge, a second generation circus performer, was immersed in circus culture from the day he was born. He first appeared under the big top at the age of three, alongside his father, a career clown for the family-owned TNT & Royal Olympic Circus. Tegge continues to perform in circuses across the country as an illusionist, ringmaster, performance director, and sometimes clown.

The Nebraska History Museum is open 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum will be closed Friday, April 28, in observance of the state Arbor Day Holiday. More information at 402-471-4782 or

Cute Retro Photos of Children Playing – BabaMail

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Writing Letters – Doreen Frick

Letters: Doreen Frick Still Writes Them!
Posted on December 12, 2016 by Barbara Younger

I find myself writing shorter and shorter notes on Christmas cards these days. I type so much that writing longhand feels uncomfortable. It’s like my fingers have lost the art. So in honor of letter writing, I bring you a post from writer Doreen Frick, who has not lost the art at all

Yesterday my daughter texted this: Mom, how many letters a week do you write?

 I took a quick inventory of letters awaiting stamps (5) and letters I remember sending so far this week, (6) and letters I was thinking of writing tomorrow (2) and gave her a “guesstimate” of 15.

She tread carefully, remembering the four letters she’d received in the last month, (two to her kids), because she asked me if I really thought only fifteen.After all, I have four kids, and eleven grandkiddies, and she knows I don’t email, barely text, and rarely call. I re-evaluated my correspondence (I keep track on a tablet) and decided she was right. It was more like twenty letters a week.

And in that instant, I counted the cost. Twenty letters a week, forty-seven cents each, hmmmm. How much am I spending a month on postage? Envelopes. Cards. Small packages. And in that one moment I made a decision. I will be cutting back next week to one letter. Just one.

Now I’m sure that wasn’t the real reason my daughter texted me. In fact, she likes to get my letters. And so do her kids. She texted because, as she put it,“It just dawned on me that letter writing is your ministry, Mom.”

 Thirty-eight years old, and she’s just now “getting me.”

But the real beauty of all of this is not that one of my kids finally understands me but that all these years I’ve been hoping that my friends and family will see the beauty and love I have for a hand-written letter. And that was one other thing my daughter said,

It’s nice to get a letter when all you ever really seem to get in the mail are bills.

Mission accomplished. I can let that one go now.

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