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Pat Moore of Litchfield has declared that he is running for the Nebraska State Board of Education in District 7. Moore suggests that parents are the primary educators of their children, and that control of education should be on the local level as much as possible. He admits that representing the 44 counties of western Nebraska that are in the district would be a daunting task but claims to have experience and commitment to face other members of the State Board that may not understand the conservative position of many in District 7. Moore’s background includes chairing Moore’s background includes chairing the board that created Faith Christian School of Kearney, NE as well as representing parents on a Health Curriculum Committee for Kearney Public Schools in the 1990’s. Moore goes on to say, “I believe my most recent role as Intentional Interim Pastor for different churches has helped prepare me to recognize and repair broken systems, face difficult situations head on, and work cooperatively through conflict.”

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The Gothenburg Times would like to extend a thank you to Ervin and Angela Haynes, Deb Weidman, and the Gothenburg Community Choir for their donations to the Shares program. We have delivered your donations to the Shares program.

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Gothenburg’s local interact program is working as elves for Santa this year. They’ve agreed to help the jolly man with letter pick up and have designated the Gothenburg Times as a drop off spot. Bring your letters to Santa down to the Times office by December 17 and the Interact kids will make sure they’re delivered to Santa, so that he can reply to them.

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The Farnam church will go caroling around the Farnam community on Sunday, December 19th beginning at 4:00 p.m. There will be a soup/sandwich supper following the caroling.

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We now have the 2022 Community Calendars. If there is anyone who would like one and we’ve not contacted you, please call Betty Hoppe-Stevens, Doris Bellamy or Donna Hazen.

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Gothenburg businesses have come together to spread Christmas cheer this holiday season with their smiles, food, and conversation. The Chamber of Commerce offered all Gothenburg businesses the chance to have their December open houses featured on their Let’s Jingle and Mingle calendar, and 13 businesses took them up on the offer.

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You can send your Christmas cards by Pony Express. Each card will be hand-stamped with a Pony Express seal and carried on horseback from Gothenburg to Cozad by the Nebraska Division Pony Express members from the surrounding area. Cards need to be at either the Cozad or Gothenburg libraries or the Gothenburg State Bank in Brady by closing time on Friday, December 10, 2021.

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