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Patrick White Horror movie still a classic


As Halloween approaches, now is the time to revisit a horror classic. The one that will have you jumping at shadows and screaming at an ominous door creak is the seminal classic “Halloween.”

In director John Carpenter’s terrifying 1978 film, a young Michael Myers murders his older sister during a brilliantly paced scene.
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Robin Stroot Tension all in the hands


A-tension everyone! Tension is one of the hardest things to teach in hand stitching. It takes practice to make the tension just right for your craft project.

Tweak a knob on a sewing machine and the tension adjustment is made for you to sew on your project. Knit, crochet and embroidery don’t come with a knob for tension adjustment. The tension is in your hands.
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Joyce OreMorning walks getting weird


It’s getting downright creepy on my and Annabelle’s early morning walks. They are getting more weird than listening to the morning news on the radio or seeing the negative political ads on television and in the newspaper.

Well, I exaggerate.

My morning walks aren’t nearly that bad. I live in small-town America where the early morning air this time of year may be on the chilly side, but it is fresh and clears my head for a positive start to the day.

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Russ Batenhorst Jumping on KC bandwagon OK in my book


Somewhere in my closet that has way more hats than I’ll ever know what to do with, I know I have a Kansas City Royals hat — or two. I don’t think I have the Royals T-shirt still, but it wasn’t long ago it was stashed away somewhere.

In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t have them as the result of being a big fan of the major league baseball team located closest to central Nebraska. More accurately, they are from the Smith Plumbing Royals. That’s the Little League team my son was on that I helped coached.

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Tamera Schlueter Wood-fueled workshop ignites foodie’s passion


The picture attached to this week’s column is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I’ve been a paper-faced fraud for months. Blame it on vanity, procrastination, the desire to remain somewhat incognito, or a gut-wrenching phobia for having my picture taken.

At any rate, this is the real me. Call me Snow White minus the youth, dwarfs, magic mirrors, and definitely the ebony hair. I apologize for the ruse.
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 LAWMAKERS
Congress
  Deb Fischer, U.S. Senate
  383 Russell Senate Office Building
  Washington, D.C. 20510
  (202) 224-6551 • senator@bennelson.senate.gov

  Mike Johanns, U.S. Senate
  404 Russell Senate Office Building
  Washington, D.C. 20510
  (202) 224-4224
  mike_johanns@johanns.senate.gov

  Adrian Smith, U.S. House
  503 Cannon House
  Washington, D.C. 20515
  (202) 225-6435 • www.house.gov

  Area Nebraska senators

  Russ Karpisek, Wilber • District 32
  Room 1015, State Capitol
  Lincoln, NE 68509
  (402) 471-2711• rkarpisek@leg.ne.gov

  Les Seiler, Hastings • District 33
  Room 1523, State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509
  (402) 471-2712 • lseiler@leg.ne.gov

  Annette Dubas, Fullerton • District 34
  Room 1018, State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509
  (402) 471-2630 • adubas@leg.ne.gov

  Tom Carlson, Holdrege • District 38
  Room 1022, State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509
  (402) 471-2732 • tcarlson@leg.ne.gov

  Dave Heineman, Governor
  Office of the Governor
  P.O. Box 94848, State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509
  (402) 471-2244 • www.governor.nebraska.gov

 Hastings City Council
Ward 1
  Everett Goebel
  402-463-4063 • egoebel@cityofhastings.org
  Ginny Skutnik
 ginnyskutnik@cityofhastings.org
 

  Ward 2

  Sarah T. Hoops
  402-519-5040 • sarkatra@yahoo.com
  Michael Krings
  402-463-3130 • mkrings@cityofhastings.org
 

  Ward 3

  John Harrington
  402-462-8897 • jharrington@cityofhastings.org
  Kathy Peterson
  402-463-2756 • kpeterson@cityofhastings.org

 
Ward 4
  Chuck Niemeyer
  402-463-5179 • cniemeyer@cityofhastings.org
  Phil Odom
  402-463-4909 • podom@cityofhastings.org


 ADAMS COUNTY bRD. of supervisors
  District 1
  Lee Saathoff, Hastings • (402) 463-8151

  District 2

  Mike Weeks, Hastings • (402) 751-2546

  District 3

  Jack Hynes, Holstein • (402) 756-5023

  District 4

  Scott Thomsen, Hastings • (402) 463-9485

  District 5

  Dale Curtis, Hastings • (402) 463-3778

  District 6

  Chuck Neumann, Hastings • (402) 463-5471

  District 7

  Eldon Orthmann, Hastings • (402) 462-9846

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