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Patrick White Film makes audiences uneasy


Film makes audiences uneasy The slogan for the film “This Is Where I Leave You” is “Welcome Home. Get Uncomfortable.” This is a cheeky play on an all-too-familiar greeting of “Welcome home,” which doesn’t always seem appropriate walking through a parent’s door. The film is just as saucy as the slogan and maintains the theme. Audiences are guaranteed to be uncomfortable for most of the film.
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Robin Stroot Canning: A lost art?


There are many different types of crafting genre. Not every craft involves yarn or thread.

Case in point: I was talking with someone and mentioned how I recently spent several days in my kitchen involved in food preservation — often refereed to as the art of canning. Someone else overheard my conversation and expressed that they couldn’t understand why anyone would go through so much trouble to can food. It just didn’t make any sense to put all that work into something when you could go to a grocery store and get exactly what you need for your own food pantry. Is canning a lost art?
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Joyce OreIt’s warm, then cold, then warm, then cold, then …


It is a strange place we live in temperature wise. As I write this, I am wearing a sweater over a sweatshirt. The furnace is set at 72 degrees. Just a few hours ago, the air conditioner was running.

I remember when the month of September was a time to save on utility bills for the temperature was mild, the breezes pleasant, the nights cool and the days warm. September was perfect. Nature at her best.

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Laura Beahm Yoga improving balance, inner monologue


Basketball season had just come to an end and I found myself with a little extra free time. The sign said “Beginners yoga today at 4:30.” My desire to try new things combined with boredom was reason enough to give the low-impact workout a try. 

The introductory class was going great. Then, suddenly the teacher said I would be lying my face on the mat I borrowed.

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Russ Batenhorst Sitting next to future Husker coach no treat


Since when do seasons change overnight? I wondered that as I walked through a dark house one morning this week at the same time that I swear the sun was up the day before — not to mention how much more difficult it is to make the once-around-the-neighborhood walk after work while there’s still daylight.


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Tamera Schlueter Colo. trip big on adventure, stingy on oxygen


There is no oxygen at 12,000 feet elevation. You tend to forget that soon after returning from a Rocky Mountain vacation. You recall idyllic vistas stabbed with shards of sunshine, the applause of plummeting waterfalls, the slap of crisp, dry breeze against your face and … well, you get the point.

It isn’t until the next time you strap on your hiking boots that Mother Nature reminds you she’s a stingy witch when it comes to oxygen and altitude.

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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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