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Innocent Until PROVEN Guilty


The 14th Amendment to the Unites States Constitution states a person is innocent until proven guilty.

When did the rules change?

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated by President Trump to serve on the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land. He and his family have endured much scrutiny throughout the interrogation process, and now from women alleging sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh.

The allegations stem from over 30 years ago, while Brett was in high school and college. There are memory lapses by the accusers due to drinking at the parties Kavanaugh was allegedly at, and of course, the many years since such alleged incidents occurred.

I have read the reports. I have been watching the news. So far, there isn’t any corroborating evidence from any incidents that sexual misconduct happened. The media has reported extensively on this situation, and many news outlets have written stories on the subject. In the pursuit of proof, they couldn’t find any. There weren’t witnesses that remembered the parties, or didn’t know of Judge Kavanaugh doing what the accusers say he did. But yet, many are believing what these women say, just at face value with no proof. Yet, they won’t believe Judge Kavanaugh when he says he never did what they are accusing him of.

Now, don’t misunderstand me. I understand women have such things happen to them, and are fearful for whatever reasons, to report it. But, when reporting such an alleged crime, there must be proof. That is the main problem in this instance, as of now. No proof.

To those adults in your 40’s or older, do you remember what you were doing when you were 17? Did you go to parties, drink quite a bit and remember everything that happened? I am 55. I went to parties. When I look back now, I don’t remember every party. I don’t remember every person that was there. Having some drinks and time being what it is, a long time ago, that makes perfect sense to me.

One politician said it is up to Judge Kavanaugh to prove he is not guilty of such an accusation. The same politician says he believes the accusers. Saying a person is guilty of any accusation without proof is not how we do business in the United States.

A reminder to all, there is what is called burden of proof. Defined, it is the obligation of a party in a trial to produce the evidence that will prove the claims they have made against the other party.

To all of our representatives, this isn’t about the upcoming election in November, although I personally believe this is why all of this is going on. I also believe it is because so many have nothing but hate for President Trump that they will do anything to derail any nomination he makes to any position.

Food for thought: Why shouldJudge Kavanaugh be disqualified over something that may or may not have happened over 35 years ago? If we held everyone in government to that standard, there’d be no democrats left.

 

 

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Dolores “Dee” Jane (Davies) Blanc, 85 of Oakland NE


Dolores “Dee” Jane (Davies) Blanc, age 85 of Oakland, Nebraska passed away September 23, 2018 at Oakland Heights in Oakland, Nebraska. Funeral services will be on Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:30 am at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland, Nebraska with burial in the Oakland Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Thursday, 5-8 pm with family receiving friends at First Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service. Memorials to Oakland-Craig Art Department, Burt County 4-H Kitchen, Burt County Fair Foundation or the Burt County Ag Society.  Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

Dolores “Dee” Jane (Davies) Blanc was born a twin with David Joe Davies, to John & Ethel (Hayes) Davies, on June 12, 1933 in Cody, Wyoming. She passed away September 23, 2018 at Oakland Heights in Oakland, Nebraska.

Dee graduated from Cody High School in 1951 and attended Colorado A & M in Fort Collins, Colorado where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. On March 21, 1954, she was united in marriage to Harold “Buck” Blanc. After his graduation from Veterinary School in 1954, they moved to Oakland to practice veterinary medicine.

To this union were born five children:  Kathy Ray of Tekamah, NE; Mike (Karen) Blanc of Oakland; Sheri (Cary) Ratliff of Knoxville, TN; Max (Cindy) Blanc of Oakland; Melinda (Johnnie) Johnson of rural Craig, NE. Dee had seventeen grandchildren:  Janet (Dan) Becic, Diane (Nik) Beninato, and Holly (Kevin) Loftis; Evian (Andrew) Schindler, Buck (Holly) Blanc, Baker Blanc, Kiley (Andy) Faller, Mallory (Andrey) Rybak, Susanne Blanc, and Mollie Blanc; Grace Carroll (fiancé Jason Williams) and Rose Carroll; Lance (Jeannette) Blanc, Cole (Amber) Blanc, and Luke (Kelly) Blanc; Will (Stephanie) Johnson and Jennie (Stewart) Harbin; three step-grandchildren:  Emily (Barrett) Freeman, Abby Hyslop, Hannah (Adam) Guenther; and twenty-five great-grandchildren.

Dee was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church and the NVMA Auxiliary, she was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She belonged to the Oakland and Nebraska Art Clubs and Oakland Ladies Golf Association. From 1974 to 1983, she was the office manager for Doc’s veterinary practice in Oakland. In 1990, Dee opened DeeLightful Floral Shoppe, also in Oakland.

She enjoyed playing cards in three bridge clubs and Tripoley Club. Her hobbies included painting on canvas, gourds and styrofoam figurines.  She was a seamstress, extremely creative and crafty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, three brothers, her husband, and son-in-law, Curt Ray.

Survivors include her 5 children, 20 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Dolores “Dee” Jane (Davies) Blanc, age 85 of Oakland, Nebraska

 

David Earl Pearson, 54


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David E Pearson

November 5, 1963 – August 31, 2018

David E Pearson

Obituary for David E Pearson

David Earl Pearson was born November 5, 1963 in Oakland, Nebraska to Carroll and Mary Alice (Grenier) Pearson. He passed away August 31, 2018 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Iowa Falls, Iowa, at the age of 54 years.

David graduated from Oakland-Craig High School in 1982. He was selected to play in the 1982 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. It was an achievement he was very proud of.

He was baptized, confirmed and was a lifelong member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.

On December 22, 1983 David married Kathy Sok at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, Nebraska. To this union was born one child, Garrett David Eugene Pearson, on January 30, 1995.

David worked at various jobs throughout high school. He was a partner in Forever Green Lawn Care in Phoenix, Arizona. He worked for D B Feedyards and Bromm Cattle Company. He then worked for Larson Farm Service and purchased the business in 1996. He retired from the fertilizer business and started farming, selling real estate and conducting auctions.

David served on various boards including First Evangelical Lutheran Church Council, Oakland-Craig School Board and Burt County 4-H Council. He was currently serving on Burt County Fair Foundation and Burt County Ag Society.

His love for ag, 4-H and kids made him the perfect example and supporter of youth involvement in 4-H. David continued his participation in sports; his greatest joy was coaching his son in baseball.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Pearson; grandparents; father-in-law, Steve Sok; brother-in-law, Dan Morgan; sister-in-law, Laurie Sok.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy and son Garrett; mother, Mary Alice Pearson of Oakland, mother-in-law, Pat Sok of Fremont, NE; sister, Phyllis Williams of Oakland; brothers, Carl (Julie) Pearson and Kurt (Brenda) Pearson of Craig, NE; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mark (Roxanne) Sok of Millard, NE, Theresa (David) Nelson of Lyons, Mike Sok of Fremont, Chris Von Seggern of Blair, NE, Jim (Marci) Sok of Norfolk, NE, John Sok of Fremont; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

David was deeply loved and will be incredibly missed.

Upcoming Events

VISITATION

Wednesday

5

Sep

 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Family will be receiving friends from 6-8 pm. Prayer Service will be held at 8 pm.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday

6

Sep

 10:30 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Craig Cemetery

Craig, Nebraska 68019

Memorial Contribution

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS

 Memorials can be given to the Burt County Fair Foundation or the Burt County Ag Society.

David E. Pearson, 54


David E Pearson

November 5, 1963 – August 31, 2018

David E Pearson

Obituary for David E Pearson

Upcoming Events

VISITATION

Wednesday, September 5th
 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Family will be receiving friends from 6-8 pm. Prayer Service will be held at 8 pm.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday, September 6th
 10:30 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Craig Cemetery

Craig, Nebraska 68019

Memorial Contribution

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS

 Memorials can be given to the Burt County Fair Foundation or the Burt County Ag Society.
Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
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