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Robin Stroot Making a cable can be an art form


Recent emails and craft magazines are showcasing the art of making a cable on knit and crochet items.

To put it simply, a cable on a knit/crochet project is taking a set of stitches and knitting/crocheting them out of order along the row so that one set of stitches crosses in front or back of another set of stitches. Some more intricate cables can resemble a braid type of stitch pattern across the knit project. There are three basic styles of cables: twists, braids and traveling.
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Joyce OreKeep future auto manual fairly simple


Today’s cars are amazing. They open without keys, they sense when to avoid an accident, they heat and cool your posterior, the driver has all-around, thus missing that four-foot concrete slab quietly sitting behind him, they keep you alert, they open and close doors and everyone in the car can hear you talk on the phone without using your hands.

Someday, in the not-so-distant future cars will talk to each other and even drive themselves, allowing the driver to take a nap, not that it doesn’t occasionally happen now.
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Jim Headley Hoping new Huskers coach is a better fit

During the reign of Bo Pelini, I became less of a Husker fan. It wasn’t for any one reason. It wasn’t because Pelini had taken over the reins of our beloved Huskers.

At many times, I just didn’t have the time or the ability to sit down and watch the Cornhuskers on the tube. Life somehow became more important than the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
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Russ Batenhorst This week’s guessing game in sports news


Before I get going this week, let me say just a few things: Shawn Eichorst. Bo Pelini. Jim Tressel, Scott Frost. There, glad I got that taken care of.

I don’t really have anything to say about them, but it looks like if you write a column in this state this week, you’re required to work in those four names.

I didn’t want the standards people to take away my columnist license, so I thought I’d better meet the minimum requirement.
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Tamera Schlueter Let’s celebrate a genuine Christmas this year


Hello, Christmas season. What will you bring us this year? I’m hoping for calm that comes from soft falling snow, and a chance to hole up and reconnect with the “why” of it all. I’m wishing for big laughs, warm hugs and familiar faces sharing popcorn in front of the Schlueterville fireplace. Let’s add fuzzy slippers and apple cider, a candlelit church service, and Nat King Cole singing about Jack Frost warring with your nose for a scene that’s borderline perfect.
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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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