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COVID-19 has prevented many families from participating in activities they might normally be doing during these sunshiny spring days. It has however, provided the opportunity to be creative with how time is utilized. Ryan and Becky O’Hare’s family recently spent an afternoon picking up trash in the ditches near their home southeast of Gothenburg. They challenged two other familes to do the same which led to a “snowballeffect”, alsobecoming known as the O’Hare Pandemic Challenge. Families continue to challenge other familes to choose an area of the community and clean it up. Time may not be being spent how it’d been planned, but familes are having fun connecting while cleaning!

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For many, being able to give back to their corner of the world might not always consist of a dollar sign, but rather a time stamp. This is especially true for Erika Richards, and her eight year old son, Garret. “I can give back in a way that works for us, that will bless others,” stated Erika.

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The CDC and Gov. Rickets have strongly urged residents to stay home during the COVID-19 crisis, and for the most part, people are listening. While no one argues that limiting exposure to others will help flatten the curve and keep people safe from infection and transmission of the highly contagious virus, the decrease in social interaction is having a negative impact on small businesses and small business owners. The people who rely on our very presence and money to make a living are trying desperately to continue to serve and protect patrons during this time.

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Friends, classmates and family honored one of their own on Friday evening, April 10 to celebrate the life of Gauge Soller who passed away on Monday, April 6th. After uniting in a prayer led by Scott Foster the tribe paraded in the streets of Gothenburg with their vehicles decked out with balloons, streamers, encouraging words and flags. Gauge’s friends always looked forward to riding around with their buddy be it to head out hunting, fishing or just to talk about life.

ADLER JAMES HENRY

A son, Adler James Henry was born on March 4 at Gothenburg Health to Tylyn Haynes and Justin Henry of Cozad. He weighed 7 pounds, 15.5 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Jody Henry of Cozad, and Kirk and Christine Haynes of Gothenburg.

EZEKIEL JONES

A son, Ezekiel Jones was born on March 6 at Gothenburg Health to Tim and Charity Jones of Farnam. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Louise Jones of Colorado Springs, CO and Debby and Randy Williams of Maypearl, TX. Great-grandparents are Rev.

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Pinpoint has announced two initiatives to support the proactive measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The fi rst act Pinpoint offers is assurance that it will not disconnect services for customers impacted by any disruption the COVID-19 virus may cause over the next 60 days.

HEAD START GIVES PRESCHOOLERS A “HEAD START”

Head Start, a program of Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska (Mid), provides comprehensive services to 10 families in Dawson County. Dawson County Head Start is now taking applications for the 2019-2020 year.

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