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Patrick White Summer blockbuster a B-movie at best


“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is B-movie filmmaking on a massive budget. The story is complete nonsense, the direction is muddled, and the editing has no consistency.

To be fair, it’s also a film based on a toy line so if you’re expecting anything more than outrageous absurdity with a barrage of explosions then you don’t understand this franchise. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is not high art and it won’t change your life, but it certainly is entertaining.
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Robin Stroot Random thoughts on crafting


I don’t understand the popular idea of yarn bombing. I mean I understand the idea of art-in-the-park display but what happens after the yarn bombing event is over?

Yarn bombing is taking a knit or crocheted item and covering something in the public area, e.g. a telephone pole, public bench or covering the bars of a bike rack with said knit/crochet item. You might find a scarf wrapped around a pole or a metal post partially wrapped with a yarn item. Maybe, I’m just too practical. I see the yarn and think of the different things I could make using that yarn. Don’t get me wrong…I love the creativity of yarn bombing. But, it isn’t always a good idea to subject the yarns to the outside elements. I just wonder what happens to the knit/crochet items after the yarn bombing event is over. Any ideas?
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Joyce OreEyeglasses look the part


Eyeglasses have been considered a body part since I was 3 years old. I have spent more time with eyeglasses than with tooth fillings, pierced ears or push-up bras.

For the first 18 years of my life, picking out the frames was no big deal. The eyeglass specialist held up a pair, mother checked the price tag and if she liked what she saw, I had a new pair of glasses — in five minutes or less.

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Tamera Schlueter Giving family a break by unveiling ‘The Gang’


You may have noticed that I often write about my family. My family notices, too. Hunka Burnin’ Hubby will pause while doing something interesting and say, “I won’t read about this in your column, right?” Sometimes Hunka is a party pooper.
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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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