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Books tell about kids and COVID

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Here are three books coming out for the holiday season that deal with kids and the pandemic. Remember to Smile (978-0578745497, $12, available now) Florida mom-of-two Shannon Q.

DMV urges use of online services

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding customers that most of the services offered by the DMV can be safely done online as state DMV and county offices seek to dedensify and reduce in-person interactions.

From Our Files

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2010-10 Years Ago Elsie Tomek was honored by Brown Hays American Legion Post #289 for her many years of playing “Taps” at Legion events. Ralph Bodie encourages all residents of Pawnee County to consider the mission of the Pawnee County Tea Party Patriots.

Community Calendar

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Items must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before publication to be included in this calendar.

Letter to the Editor

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Wow. Amazing. What has been done to help our daughter-inlaw and her young family this week can’t be put into words. The harvest crew, the homemade meals provided for them, the offer for free meals and tire fixing, the chore men, to the people involved in setting up for the funeral, to the card writers and meals brought in, text and email writers, and for people just being there for Dani and the kids. THANK YOU. Our hearts will never forget you. This week we lost some of Pawnee County’s future. He enjoyed what he did and also enjoyed being with all of you. It is still very hard for us and will be as time moves on. If you see us with tears in our eyes, don’t think you caused them. We are probably remembering something that involved Bryce or we’re just getting emotional from your kind words, actions, or deeds. Don’t forget to tell your children you love them every time you see them, whether they are 5 or 35, because you might not get another chance to do so. Southeast Nebraska, you made us proud of you.

Coronavirus food assistance

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

CRP signups coming soon

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LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov. 18, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the 2021 signup periods for general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and CRP Grasslands offers. General signup for CRP will be open from January 4, 2021 to February 12, 2021; signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021 to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and provide annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes.