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Winter Storm Watch


…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING… * WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches possible. * WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Nebraska. * WHEN…From Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions and potentially hazardous travel conditions or delays. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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We Had a Great Time at Great Wolf Lodge! Love My Family!


Winter Weather Advisory til 6 pm/Wind Chill Advisory til Noon Friday!


…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING… …WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY… * WHAT…Blowing snow and very cold wind chills expected. Additional snow accumulations of up to half an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected. * WHERE…Portions of east central, northeast and southeast Nebraska and southwest and west central Iowa. * WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, until noon CST Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. &&

Winter Weather Advisory


…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY… * WHAT…Some freezing drizzle or sleet changing to light snow by Wednesday afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph on Thursday with areas of blowing and drifting snow. Additionally, wind chills could fall to 20 to 25 below zero late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. * WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Nebraska and west central Iowa. * WHEN…From noon Wednesday to 6 PM CST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Dense Fog Advisory


…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SUNDAY… The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until noon CST Sunday. * VISIBILITIES…Less than one quarter mile, with localized near zero visibility. * TIMING…Through noon Sunday. * IMPACTS…Very low visibility will create hazardous driving conditions, especially during the evening and overnight hours. Be prepared for rapidly changing visibilities. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Mary Ann Hawkins, 83, of Oakland NE


Mary Ann Hawkins, 83 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Heritage at Legacy in Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR FUTURE DESIGNATION.

Let’s Leave This World Better Than We Found It


The division in this country is alarming. There is so much hate spewing from people, it is frightening.

Why?

I believe social media is the main source of it.

People can be on a laptop, Ipad, cell phone, any tablet for that matter, and just type words that most would never have the nerve to say publicly.

If you aren’t on Facebook, twitter or any of the many other social media sights, you may be unaware, and maybe you are the luckies of people. There are days I scroll through my Facebook and have to keep on scrolling by so many posts. I have a twitter account, but I never use it. Social media can overload a person.

I have a degree in journalism. No, I am not bragging. I am going to make a point. A journalist, a good one anyway, is to report both sides of a story. A journalist is not to report one side, the side they agree with, to the public. They are to report the entire story, both sides, to the public. A good journalist will do so, allowing the public to form their own thoughts and opinions on the story. But, it should be a fact-based story, leaving the reader or those watching the news, to have the knowledge needed to have their opinions. Not the nonsense we see today.

Today, journalists (reporters) air clips of a political event, not sharing the entire video, for people to see. They are also guilty of reporting their own opinions. No, not saying them. Rather, they use their own agenda, their view on the subject, to report a story. I guess they need to go back to Journalism 101.

I rarely watch the news any longer. Facebook keeps me informed, and not always in a good way. So, I do what a real journalist would do. I research. I look at both sides of an issue. I then make my own decision on the matter. I strongly encourage everyone to do the same thing.

To say I am concerned about politics is an understatement. I am well beyond concerned. I am fearful of what the future may hold, not for me, but for many future generations.

I am a grandmother. A very proud grandmother. I would give my life for my grandkids. I believe any grandparent would. But, that is just my belief. I know positively how I feel. We are going to be blessed in June with another grandchild. We are excited beyond words. I am a vocal person because I have a goal, to leave this world a better place than I found it.

I hope more people rather than less have the same goal. We have to work together, come together, pray together, to achieve this goal. I have always prayed. I believe in the power of prayer. I won’t say what I privately pray for. But I will tell you that I have been praying every single night for this country, for the safety of our citizens, for people to come together for the greater good.

Hate never achieves anything. Love is boundless.

God Bless.

 

Winter Weather Advisory


…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM FRIDAY TO 3 AM CST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches expected. Locally higher amounts possible. Gusts of 20 to 30 mph will lead to blowing snow and reduced visibility. * WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Nebraska and west central Iowa. * WHEN…From 9 AM Friday to 3 AM CST Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Hobbies are Good Therapy


In the hectic world we live in, it is nice to have time away from all of the stress. Time to unwind, relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Before I begin my day, I spend time crocheting. I enjoy a cup of coffee, sitting in the love seat recliner with a crochet hook and a skein of yarn, working on whatever project I have chosen. Right now, I am making baby blankets. I just finished one yesterday and began another one today.

One is for our daughter’s best friend Ashley. She is like a second daughter to us. Her and Whitney spent a lot of time together growing up, and they still do. The second one is for our daughter Whitney. It is great that they are expecting babies together! Ashley is due in May. This is her first baby. Whitney is due in June. This is her third baby! I have made the other two baby blankets too!

I love crocheting baby blankets for family and friends. I know how precious a homemade gift is. I have the afghan my Grandma Sundquist crocheted for me for graduation hanging on a quilt rack. It is absolutely beautiful! I cherish it. I feel as though I am following in her footsteps. I wish I would have learned to sew like her!

I believe having a hobby soothes the soul. I find crocheting very calming. I call it therapy. I concentrate on the project at hand, leaving my worries behind.

I have also been experimenting with chalk paint. I painted a couple of mason jars and filled them with flowers. I also have glittered a couple of mason jars and decorated them for Christmas, putting lights inside them. Pinterest is amazing.

Another new venture I have taken on is playing the keyboard/piano I bought recently. I have mentioned this before, crocheting too, but they are passions of mine! I have bought a beginners book and began playing some simple songs. Fortunately, I can read music, so notes are not a problem. It is a challenge to learn the fingering on it though! After all, I played the clarinet, not a piano! But, I love it. I try to make time every day to play and practice! Nothing is achieved without trying!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Keep your eyes on the weather. The end of the weeks sounds ugly. I keep hoping the forecast changes! But, after all, is Nebraska. We can handle it!

 

Dense Fog Advisory


…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY… The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 9 AM CST Tuesday. * VISIBILITIES…A quarter mile or less at times. * TIMING…Through 9am Tuesday morning. * IMPACTS…Areas of low visibility could impact travel. Patchy fog could lead to rapidly changing conditions if driving. Additionally, fog may freeze on elevated surfaces or roads and sidewalks. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. &&
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