Q:With everything it takes to work full-time and run a household, how can I find quality time to spend with my children? It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done as a mom.

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I am a Gothenburg native and descend from a Block family who began farming in the Gothenburg area shortly after their arrival from Germany in the 1860s. I still cherish my ownership of the small farm my parents bought in 1940 and where I was raised. While I chose to pursue an Engineering degree from UNL in the 1960s and spent my life working in various industries where I could use that degree I have always cherished the agricultural world and for a while I owned land several places in Nebraska. In recent years I have sold most of that due to the excessively high taxes. I have moved those holdings elsewhere, and still own that cherished farm my parents worked so hard for and where I had such a fine upbringing.

Relief for Railroaders

We all know that this year has been tough. 2020 brought with it the greatest pandemic in over a century, and while the measures we have taken to contain it have been necessary to protect public health, they have also come at a cost.

Remembering and Assisting our Veterans

After a contentious election, it is important we come back together and take stock of the unifying values and liberties which make our country great. While we have been endowed by our Creator with the freedom to self-govern, which we exercise through free and democratic elections, this freedom has endured because of the sacrifices of our veterans, as well as the men and women currently serving in our military who put their lives on the line so that we may enjoy these rights. Each year on November 11, the anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, we observe Veterans Day to commemorate our men and women who fought for us to have this freedom. It is up to us to show our veterans the respect and admiration they deserve, and to remember their legacy and give them the appreciation and the resources they need.

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Everyone at Comeca Camp and Retreat Center would like to give a HUGE thank you to Eric Most, Dan Robinson, Joe Brown, Steve Ackerman, Leo Sims, Nan Sims, Joe Brown, Mark Alberts, and Wade Viter! All the work clearing the trees has made a huge difference in the amazing view and will hopefully help our pines become even more healthy. Thank you all for donating your time and effort to help make Comeca beautiful! We cannot thank you all enough!


Q:How can I help my adolescent son settle on a vocation and make wise plans for the future? He seems to be thinking more seriously about career choices and wondering what to do with his life.

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The election of 2020 – regardless of the outcome – has caused me great concern. The polarization caused by diversity is extremely troubling. I fear polarization has encouraged hatred, and hatred may bring on violence. Hate and violence are threats to our democratic way of life that we ALL cherish.

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On Monday, October 26, the Senate gave its consent to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is an excellent choice, and she will be a role model for young women across the country. Her life is proof of what women can accomplish, and her beautiful family shows that we can do it and keep balance in our personal lives.

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs creates a theme for Veterans Day each year. For 2020, the theme is “Vision: Veterans in Focus.” It’s a reminder to remember the years of service and sacrifice our nation’s veterans have given throughout our country’s history. It’s also a call to look toward the future of supporting and showing gratitude to those who serve.