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Published on 05/10/2016 by Chive Charities Record storms rolled through Lincoln that morning. Joanie recalled, “A woman in her 90’s was being rescued from her basement down the road. I’d never seen so much water.” Flash floods lapped the top of the grille on the family’s Mitsubishi Galant as she made her way to the highway, “Both my aunts’ homes flooded. We finally made our way out of the city for the hour drive to the hospital in Omaha. I thought my car would hydroplane off the road at any moment but we made it.” That was one year ago...

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For nearly 100 years Americans have taken a day out of our non-stop 365-24-7 schedules to pause and thank the men and women who have given so much to protect the freedoms and values that we hold dear. We owe active duty and veteran service members a debt of gratitude, today and every day. Many people in our community have deep personal connections to Veterans Day, and I am no exception. My family has a rich history of service – a great-uncle who was a Prisoner of War in Nazi Germany, a grandfather who served in the Navy during World...

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  Do you have one thing that just gives you shivers? Almost like you’re scared of it even when you know it’s coming? You anticipate what’s coming, you know what’s coming, you’ve fought it so many times…you want to run the other way, but you can’t. Because you can’t reverse time. June. This June marks the 10th anniversary of my brother’s accident, his death. Then fourteen days after the anniversary, is his birthday. When someone is sick, you mourn before the inevitable passing. You say everything you can say, do everything you can do and spend as much time with...

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Anxiety!! Growing up I was always very nervous. I never quite understood what it was or what was happening. It wasn’t until young adulthood, that this feeling had a name and millions struggled just like me. I hardly ever feel anxious, wait that is a lie… I do ALL the time. The keyboard is shaking as I am typing this piece. However, for some reason it is therapeutic in doing so. I know there are many others who deal with similar circumstances and I hope I can shed a little light and bring calm to their worry. It is completely...

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By Jer Halloran At least that’s what I thought when I found out I was going to be a father. You know, a little guy to play sports with and make rough and tough. On Sundays we would wear matching Eli Manning jersey’s while the G-Men fight for another victory.  Well… I am a proud single father to my beautiful 8 year old daughter today. What of it?  I was nervous and started thinking…ok, NO Boyfriend’s! I rounded up my four brothers and said, “we need to make sure she never gets hurt and there are always eyes watching her.”...

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