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Patrick White ‘Interstellar’ flawed, but still marvelous


“Interstellar” has split critics and audiences with a samurai sword sharpness. Some argue that this is Christopher Nolan’s magnum opus, while others say that the “Inception” director is off his rocker. They ask, “Has he traded sensation for schmaltz.” I see me leaning either way, because the film is far from flawless, but it is a marvelous work unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

Humanity is on the brink of extinction and our only hope is a former pilot/engineer, played by Matthew McConaughey. Surrounding McConaughey is an immersive environment that suspends disbelief with real-life disaster accounts. In “Interstellar” Nolan demands the audience to chow down on the mysterious mythology.
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Robin Stroot Prepare woven fabric before sewing with it


Here are a few ways to get fabric prepared that will help you achieve success for your sewing project.

Simply put, there are two types of fabric: woven and knit. We’re going to focus on woven fabric this week.

Each woven fabric is made so that warp yarns/threads and weft yarn/threads intersect each other in straight lines. This is called the grain of the fabric. Most sewing pattern pieces are cut along the grain of the fabric.
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Joyce OreWhen all else fails, I blame the family dog


It never fails to amaze me how I can have something in my hand one minute and even without moving, it is gone. In the time I have spent searching for a pen or coffee cup, I could have written the great American novel.

When I was a young mother with the three little girls who seemed to bump into me at every turn, I had someone to blame if I couldn’t find whatever I had in my hand just moments before. But they grew up and moved away, far away, way too far for me to blame them for messing with my water bottle, my left earring, my wrinkle cream, my sunglasses.
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Russ Batenhorst Glorious fall quickly turns to ghastly winter


Just some random thoughts while wondering how long I can continue to blame the time change on my falling asleep in the chair most every night: Sometimes dumb little sayings come true. If you grew up in Nebraska, you have been required since somewhere around age 5 to say: “If you don’t like the weather, just wait an hour, it will change.”

Just an exaggeration, right?
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Tamera Schlueter Good Life Halfsy proves glass always half full


My sixth half-marathon is in the books, with the running of the Good Life Halfsy in Lincoln last Sunday. As I gaze upon my frozen tundra yard, it’s hard to believe race day delivered perfect, 60-degree conditions. The Sunday/Monday weather confirms my suspicion that Nebraska either loves you or wants you dead, but I digress.

I started running in 2012, soon after lurching into my fifth decade of life. Running battled a posterior with ambitious expansion plans, and rotten little demons taunting “What now, Sherlock?” from the corners of my too-empty nest. I completed my first half marathon that spring, and followed it up with my first full marathon in the fall.

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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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