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Confused? I certainly am!

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Confused? I certainly am! School used to start after Labor Day years ago. Then it began in August and this year was not a standard year and each district may have a different schedule.

From Our Files

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2010-10 Years Ago Gary Bedea was honored at a retirement BBQ held at Scott & Billie Kay Bodie’s. After 19 years of service as manager of Rural Water District #1 Pawnee County, Gary has plans to take it easy.

What is Depression?

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When a person feels sad over the death of a loved one, he or she cries easily and has emotional changes. This is grief. Depression is different from grief and often can be much harder to identify. It is caused by a decrease or imbalance of chemicals in the brain. It is similar to other diseases where there is lack of a chemical, such as the lack of insulin causing diabetes. Depression is a medical illness, not a personality weakness or disorder, as some people have thought.

Sunday Afternoon

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We have consumed our doses of morning coffee. The warm scent of bacon has diminished from the air. In the background buttons and zippers clank against the inside of the clothes dryer. My hands wrinkly and pale; the last remnants of breakfast. I reach for the grey dish towel dangling from the handle of the oven. I slowly exchange grip on the towel from left to right hand. I make my way to the laundry room, glance through the dusty old curtains to see my children galivanting through the dirt in pursuance of our dog. I watch the chocolate and caramel colored dog with a human-like grin from ear to ear as she stays steadily ahead of the two light-hair, blue-eyed, tiny humans. Their dad nearby anticipating an inevitable knee scrape.

Photo Corrections

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Our cutlines were incorrect in last week’s story on the Lewiston art students. See corrections below.

The 2020 Pawnee City Homecoming Royalty

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The 2020 Pawnee City Homecoming Royalty was announced after the Pawnee City vs. Parkview Christian game on Friday afternoon, September 18th. From left are pictured: Senior Attendants, Jacob Lytle and Karrie Hiskett; King Kaden Lang and Queen Reyana Tegtmeier; Prince Kaleb Vetrovsky and Princess Olivia Gottula.

Lost Wage Assistance Program funds available

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that payments are being issued for the FEMA Lost Wage Assistance Program (LWA). Payments currently cover the first three weeks of the retroactive program, with payments for additional weeks to be issued when FEMA funding is available. FEMA has notified states that the week ending September 5 will be the last week of the program in all participating states. LWA payments are $300 per week.

Virtual College Fair

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(LINCOLN, Nebraska, September 17, 2020) Education-Quest Foundation is hosting a Virtual College Fair September 27-30 for Nebraska students and families. The free event will feature representatives from over 100 colleges along with sessions that will help families plan and pay for college.