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Patrick White Movie family’s bad day a good time


“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is an entertaining, humorous, family-oriented, very good time at the movie theater.

The Walt Disney Pictures-produced film is perfect for families who need something to do on a chilly, fall afternoon. The smooth hour and 21-minute runtime will delight parents and kids will be entertained by the variety of humor. The film is short, but families shouldn’t scoff at the ticket price, because it’s entirely worth it.
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Robin Stroot New trick better for binding off


There is proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks. I’ve been knitting for over 40 years and just learned a new trick in binding off for a smoother finish … especially when it comes to the last stitch of the bind-off row.

Binding off is the technique used to remove the stitches from the knitting needle once you have completed knitting the rows on your project.
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Joyce OreWalks home from school memorable


When I was in grade school, I had to walk two miles to school. That’s what I told my kids when they fussed about having to walk eight blocks to school.

My dad had to walk five miles to school in “heat, rain, snows, hail and raging blizzards.”

That’s what he told me every time I had to walk farther than to the chicken coop to gather the eggs.

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Shay Burk Remembering Cora, and all my blessings


My daughter is seven months old. I should say my daughters are seven months old today, but it’s hard for me to think of my Sweet Baby Cora as seven months old.

The last time I held her she was a 14-pound, four-month-old with chubby cheeks and pretty little feet.

Her twin sister, Anna, is now more than 16 pounds with her own chubby cheeks and cute feet, but she’s seven months old.

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Russ Batenhorst Flip on TV and watch the touchdown show


Uh oh, here it comes again. Another column dominated by sports.
If I’m not careful, I’ll be bumped back about 10 pages.

Touchdowns on demand

I don’t subscribe to the NFL Red Zone service — I’m not that into the NFL and I’m cheap. However, loafing around last Saturday with college football all over the dial and the remote in my hand, it kind of felt like it.

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Tamera Schlueter Wood-fueled workshop ignites foodie’s passion


Who drives to scenic Boulder, Colo., for an extended weekend and never leaves the hotel? It’s a pretty passionate person — this person — that’s who, with an uber-tolerant Hunka Burnin’ Hubby in tow. Stop reading me like that, it’s not what you think.

Hunka and I spent our time in that hotel either cooking or learning about the business of cooking with bona fide, singe-your-eyebrows-off, smoke-induced tears, what-happened-to-the-hair-on-my-arms fire. (Insert primal grunts here.)
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Andy Raun Of farming, poetry and the spirit of place


Kansas cabin story uplifts a Nebraskan

ATHOL, Kan. — Last Sunday afternoon, down here in the hills of northern Smith County, scores of people mingled on the bank of a dry creek running across a piece of Pleasant Township farm ground.

I saw farmers and ranchers, doctors and lawyers, musicians and political dignitaries. Old and young, rich and poor, they swatted away flies and took their turns inspecting a small, fairly nondescript cabin standing in their midst.
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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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