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Freeing yourself from bullies

According to the government website, stopbullying.gov, nearly half of children in grades 4-12 reported that they had been bullied at least once a month. Not many people would be terribly surprised by this information. Anti-bullying campaigns are not...

 

Randomly Tonia

With the dawning of a new year many of us are cleaning out closets, cleaning out friends lists and just preparing in general for the new year. I have started a new year with lofty ideals and...

 

Randomly Tonia

The evolution of Christmas is a natural progression for millions across the world, and I find that I am no exception. Though Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, has the reason I enjoy this...

 

Focus on family this Christmas

This time of year has always been incredibly magical for me. It’s not just Christmas that makes me feel this way, as it is also the month of my birthday, as well as, the month my first child was born. Even if you were to take away all of those...

 

The weather disconnect

By the time you read this, the temperature should be past its first dip into single digits and making its way back up for slightly more pleasant, if not still blustery, seasonal weather. Weather, it’s what most polite people converse about when...

 

Letter to the editor

This letter is in response to the recent Observer editorial, “Raves, Rants and Reality.” It’s very nice to hear the writer’s comments about her health care experience at Kimball Health Services and that she felt she was well taken care of, ev...

 

Passion like the wind

What is wind? For those of us in Western Nebraska, that’s a superfluous question as even the youngest child has experienced what the National Center for Atmospheric Research describes as, “moving air that is caused by differences in air pressure...

 

Compassion begets gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! There are so many multitudes of joyful people and things in life to be grateful about and yet, as I write this, I am so very distracted. My intention for the past several weeks leading up to this issue was to write a lovely and...

 

Raves, rants and reality

It is that time of year when people are dealing with the dreaded flu and other illnesses. When you are sick, tired and weak, it makes everything in your life more difficult not to mention, emotionally stressful. Thank goodness for the good and...

 

Letter to the editor

A boy student, in the 12th grade, starved for attention, parched for understanding, handed in the following poem to his teacher: “He always wanted to explain things, but no one cared. So he drew, sometimes he would draw and it wasn’t anything....

 

Letter to the editor

I think that we should acknowledge the Sheriff’s Office and Kimball Police for protecting the kids on Halloween. They parked at the intersection of Sixth and Adams, where I live and made sure that children were safe and even handed out little...

 

Randomly Tonia

When I was in high school we had a career fair of sorts. Recruiters from colleges and all branches of the military came to speak with us about our future plans. I was drawn to the Air Force, a dream...

 

Letter to the editor

Friends and Neighbors in Kimball County: I have worked with the Kimball County Agricultural Society for over twenty years. I have found them to be hard working volunteers who care about the youth of our County and about supporting the future of...

 

Letter to the editor

Am I the only one having trouble understanding what’s going on at our Hospital Clinic? Is it the hospital board or the CEO that is responsible for hiring and firing our doctors and nurses? At the clinic all of the front office people were let go. W...

 

Letter to the editor

There is so much buzz on TV lately about ‘Respect isn’t given, it has to be earned.’ and You have to demand respect.’ Frankly, that does seem confusing to me. I would be inclined to expect respect from everyone each time – I know myself. I...

 

Raves, rants and reality

Every week it is my responsibility to collect the information for the courthouse news. While I was in the courthouse this week I decided I might as well vote early because I had already done my research and as we put the paper together on Tuesdays,...

 

Letter to the editor

My husband and I stopped at the Welcome Center near Kimball last Friday, 10/14 for some information about the Sandhills region and other points of interest in the area. We were returning to Omaha from Cheyenne after visiting Panorama Point the...

 

Raves, rants and reality

I want to RAVE about my favorite holiday, Halloween. Also known as Samhain and All Hallows’ Eve, this awesome holiday is soon approaching, to the delight of children everywhere. Kids of all ages, myself included, will be happily dressed in...

 

Randomly Tonia

As a youngster I was able to participate in 4-H for a short time. Though I don’t remember why I didn’t continue along the 4-H path, I do clearly remember the positive impact the program had on...

 

Letter to the editor

The Littlest pumpkin in the patch was feeling very blue. He looked up at his friend and said: “I want to be big like you! I’ll be left in the pumpkin patch, nobody will choose me, to be their jack-o-lantern on Halloween, for all to see. Nobody ev...

 

Letter to the editor

A school superintendent told his assistant superintendent, “Next Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Halley’s Comet will appear over this area. This is an event which occurs only once every 75 years. Call the school principals and have them assemble their...

 

Letter to the editor

I need my sugar fix first thing in the morning. If you give me a spoon full of cane sugar or beet sugar, makes no difference. It tastes and looks exactly the same. How can that be? One is a green stock and one is a brown beet. We are in sugar beet...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Relationships Shouldn’t Be Scary. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we want our community to think about what makes a relationship scary. Reading this, you might think you don’t need this information but it may be...

 

Raves, rants and reality

Benjamin Disraeli was a wildly distinguished British politician and novelist who lived through nearly all of the 1800’s. Although it’s likely that most Americans won’t remember him from European history or simply never learned of him at all, yo...

 

Perfectly Imperfect

I went to lunch with my father last week and he said something that really stuck with me. He said, “if you can’t trust your doctor, who can you trust” and I was thinking, well, yeah, you sure in the heck can’t trust your doctor. Doctors are h...

 

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