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Everyone has appreciated pencils for many, many years. Whether it be mechanical or just your good ole’ No. 2, pencils have been around for quite some time, just not the way we imagine them.

Rebuilding Nebraska Infrastructure

While the Third District of Nebraska is still feeling the impact of last year’s historic floods, we are fortunately seeing recovery efforts along the Missouri River on all levels – local, state, and federal. On the federal level, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (H.R. 7575), commonly known as WRDA, passed the House this week. WRDA is the legislation Congress and the President periodically enact to authorize federal water management projects across the nation.

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WACO, TX. — More than 5,300 Baylor University students have been named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the spring 2020 semester. Students honored on the Dean’s List are Baylor undergraduates with a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.7 with no grade lower than a “C” while enrolled in a minimum of 12 graded semester hours.

The Way I See It

I am sitting here wondering. How did I get here (a retirement home for the aged)? Where is the kid that rode stick horses and ran barefoot in the sand? What happened to the teenager who giggled and flirted. Then there was the young bride so full of her new role trying new recipes copying ideas on decorating from magazines. There was the full-time job of motherhood…children activities galore. There were the friends, couples like we were, work, heartaches, parties, movies, dinners out… dancing…always on the go.

BREAKING PATTERN IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE

Q: I’ve racked up a fair bit of credit card debt the past few months while unemployed. Now that I’m working again, I have just enough in the bank to cover what I owe. Should I use my savings to pay off my credit card?

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Q: Can you help me deal with the starving, binging and purging problem I’ve had ever since I was a teen? Thoughts of food rarely leave my mind. I’m fixated on my body weight. I feel guilty, shamed and dirty. How can I change?

PREPARING FOR YOUR FUTURE

Q: As a 50-something single woman with no immediate family (I never married), the past few months of forced isolation have really ramped up my concern about how I’ll cope as I age. I worry that no one will be there for me when I’m no longer able to do everything for myself. I don’t want to grow bitter about my circumstances; how can I find peace?

Commemorating America at Mount Rushmore

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend President Trump’s Independence celebration at Mount Rushmore. During this speech, the President stated, “Our Founders launched not only a revolution in government, but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity. No nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America. And no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation.” I appreciate President Trump’s strong remarks.

A New Runway for Offutt

Nebraska is proud to be home to one of our nation’s most strategically important military bases. Offutt Air Force Base lies in Sarpy County and is home to STRATCOM, or United States Strategic Command, which oversees our nation’s nuclear deterrent.

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