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New Years Day Changes Everything NOT!

The concept of New Years Day actually escapes me.

At one moment in time, midnight on Dec. 31, a magical line is drawn. The old year is on one side and a new year has dawned on the other.

That magical line means that all of the old things (that were considered bad) are in the past and everything is new.

Good riddance 2013! Welcome to a new life in 2014 post after post on Facebook reads on New Years morning.

To me this is nothing but some sort of superstition.

For some reason, as humans, we believe the New Year marks a fresh beginning and all the bad things that happened last year cant get us now.

Its like a flu shot against bad Karma.

Neener, neener bad luck you cant get me now because its 2014.

Really? If I remember correctly werent the same people declaring that 2013 was going to change everything? Wasnt 2012, 2011 and 2010 also some years that we left lying in the dust when a new year dawned?

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If You Want a Job Act Like You Want A Job

Last weekend I went to Salina, Kan. to visit my sister Debbie and her extended family.

During the course of one of the many conversations that were going on my great-niece Reagan asked her father what she should put on a resume.

She was seeking a clerical job at a local dry cleaners.

My nephew said, Ask Fred, he looks at a lot of resumes.

Which I indeed do.

My advice to her was two-fold: 1. make sure everything on the resume is spelled correctly and 2. Dont B.S. people as they see right through that stuff. Hopefully it works out for Reagan.

This Monday,I was coincidentally going through some resumes at work. I am in fact engaged in doing some hiring at several of my businesses. What jumped out at me in virtually every resume I looked at was: spelling errors, grandiose paragraphs on self-importance or simply not paying attention to instructions.

A couple of examples:

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Will Higher Postage Rates Mean Better Service?

In a little more than two weeks postage rates will be headed upward for all classes of mail. The change most noticed will be that of a First Class stamp increasing three cents from 46 to 49 cents.

While this increase should come as no surprise to anyone given the financial plight of the USPS, what people should be wondering is that by paying more money will they get better service? The price hike for all intents and purposes is six percent; double the current rate of inflation.

As consumers we are rightful to ask, If I am paying six percent more, will I get six percent better service. Will my mail be delivered one day quicker, or will it be the same?

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A Voice for Companions

Life is a lot easier when you can speak for yourself but what about those members of society that dont have that voice, most of them have four legs?

There is one lady in southeast Nebraska who has made it her mission to be that voice.

Gayla Hausman is a red-haired lady who started Voice for Companion Animals (VCA).

VCA is a grassroots organization whose mission is to improve the lives of companion animals. But VCA is not her first endeavor into providing support for pets.

Hausman began by doing volunteer work at the Beatrice Humane Society.

She did everything from cleaning to walking dogs. She then went into providing rescue for chained and penned dogs.

Mostly the dogs I helped were very large-breed dogs and it became difficult for me to handle them as I got older and had more health problems, Hausman said. I eventually had to give it up.

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Come See The Waffle Man

Come See The

Waffle Man

Tri County Educational Foundation Fundraiser, at Tri County High School, DeWitt, Neb., on Friday, Jan. 24 from 5-8 p.m. $6-adults; $4-students; Preschool-Free. Big 9 Belgian Waffles (all you can eat), Scrumptious sausages, and 5 different flavored syrups and whipped cream. 41p

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Red Cross Invites Eligible Donors

Red Cross Invites

Eligible Donors

to give blood during National Blood Donor Month. They will be in Gage County Jan. 13 from 1-7 p.m., at American Lutheran Church, 601 Ash St. in Adams, Neb.; & Jan. 15 from 12:30-6:30 p.m., at Community Building, 202 Main St., in Odell, Neb. They will be in Jefferson County on Jan. 14 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at Elks Club, 525 G St., in Fairbury, Neb. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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The Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group

The Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group

will meet on Monday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Cedarwood assisted living, 828 22nd St., Fairbury. The meeting room can be accessed by entering the main entrance of Cedarwood, and turning left after the lobby. The meeting room is the first room on the right past the restrooms. The program be Experience 12 Minutes in Alzheimers Dementia, a video segment of a news report regarding and experiment in having people experience some of what a person with Alzheimers may experience. Those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease themselves are also welcome to attend the meetings. The support group is open to anyone interested in attending. There is no charge and no membership commitment. No pre-registration is necessary. For more information, please contact Lana Likens at 729-6855.

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The Parkinsons Support Group

The Parkinsons Support Group

will meet on Monday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m., at Jefferson Community Health Centers Downtown Meeting Room, 512 C St. The program will be Parkinsons Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families, a DVD provided by the American Academy of Neurology. The Parkinsons Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month. During JCHCs renovation project, meetings will be held at JCHCs downtown meeting room. The group is designed to provide an opportunity for area residents to share their experiences with Parkinsons disease. There is no cost for participants. For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402)-729-3351.

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Sharing Fellowship

Sharing Fellowship

invites you to enjoy great time with ??? on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at 6 p.m., at Zion Evangelical Church, 404 S. Main, Munden, KS. Free will offering. More information call 402-239-1176.

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Odell American Legion Fish Fry

Odell American Legion Fish Fry

will be Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Odell American Legion from 5:30-8 p.m. Menu is fish, ham, salads, scalloped potatoes, and drinks. All you can eat. Carry-outs available $10.

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