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BATON ROUGE, LA – Kylee Beyea of Gothenburg, Nebraska, was recently awarded a Love of Learning Award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Beyea is one of 200 recipients to receive the award.

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You never know exactly what can help someone who is fighting cancer long term, but comfort items definitely can’t hurt. This fall, Lyndi Miller and Mary Harbur are sponsoring a Chemo Comfort Tote Drive where the public can donate to fill a tote full of items such as lip balm, unscented lotion, gum, blankets, games, water bottles, etc. for people fighting cancer. 40 dollars fills one tote. If you decide to sponsor a tote you will be invited to a celebration and tote-filling party.

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As election day is getting closer and closer, we are striving to let the public know just what to expect when they walk into the polls. There are several areas of ballots that will pertain to Gothenburg, but the race for the East Ward of the City of Gothenburg is contested and up for grabs.

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In 2016, the last year of the Obama administration, 3,853 federal regulations were issued. While some regulations, such as those explaining how the executive branch will implement new laws or setting how much Medicare pays medical providers each year, are necessary, many merely pile new bureaucracy onto old in an effort to micromanage our nation from Washington. Fortunately, Congress has a mechanism to provide expedited consideration of disapproving of overreaching regulations, and in 2017 we passed and President Trump signed into law 14 bills repealing many of the most egregious overreaches of the outgoing Obama administration. The Trump Administration has also rolled back many of these regulations, such as Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, which we could not repeal legislatively because the resolutions were vetoed by President Obama.

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“My naughtiest thing I did as a child was the fact that I started smoking too young,” my grandfather, Frank Koehn, shared as he was sitting in his recliner watching TV. I couldn’t believe my grandpa smoked because he always told my dad to never smoke and the same for all of his grandkids.

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Overeaters Anonymous meets weekly on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. on conference calls during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information contact 308-529-0725.

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