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As Lyons-Decatur schools (LDNE) closed back on March 11th, none of the teachers or students knew or wanted it to be the last time they saw each other for this year. They are communicating with students outside the classroom on almost a daily basis, whether it is for scholastic help or just m…

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 Hop into a good book this Spring! We have lots of books for you to choose from and our catalog is online for your convenience. Search by title, author, or subject. We have fun books about Spring for you and your little ones to enjoy at home, including books about bunny rabbits, bumble bees,…

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Large family gatherings for Easter dinner won’t be happening this year.   Ham is a favorite choice of meat for a lot of families, but this year you might consider something a little different, since it will be individual family members or maybe just one or two at the table.    This recipe is…

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Attention Decatur Community members:  Time to bring out your Easter Decorations and have some Easter Eggs visible to cars who drive by your house.  Or maybe there are artists at your house who want to draw, paint or color some Easter Art to display in your windows.  If you don’t have anythin…

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What is depression? Depression is a very scary mental health disorder, characterized by persistently sad moods or loss of interest in activities that the patient once enjoyed, causing significant impairment in daily life. Depression can cause irritability or anger, social withdrawal, increas…

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Everyone said it was an absolutely beautiful evening to be on Main Street, Sunday evening as nearly 150 honking cars full of waiving passengers.  After another week of social distancing, Oaklanders took to Oakland Ave. in order to socialize from a safe distance.  

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers anyone over the age of 65 years of age at a higher risk of contracting a severe case of COVID-19. So, it would make sense to put places like a nursing home and assisted living establishment on lockdown. Our very own Oakland Heigh…

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 On March 23rd, LDNE superintendent Fred Hansen received notice that the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) issued a time extension for the previous 15-day closure of schools.  In a special meeting later that night, the LDNE Board of Education approved the recommendation …

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has notified our local Public Health Department, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) with information contained in the “Directed Health Measure Order 2020-004.

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Around 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, local residents have the opportunity to stop by the Decatur Senior Center Entrance at the Sears Building to pick-up a nutritious noon meal.  Home delivery is another option that continues to be offered.

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See what all the buzz is about at your local library! Come check out what these silly bears have been reading while you've been away. Don't forget to mark them off your list if you go on a bear hunt! You have until this Tuesday at noon to come check them out. 

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With the everchanging recommendation from federal, state and local governmental agencies, the City of Oakland and Burt County officials have offered the following assistance in helping residents know how they can best be served by local government.

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As coronavirus spreads in other counties, Burt County, which has not seen its own cases, are still taking precautions and ensuring the safety of customers at restaurants and grocery stores.

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Up until recently, many had never heard of the concept of social distancing.  Consequently, for those in the Midwest where handshakes and hugs are the norm, social distancing has become quite the challenge.  Not only physically, but emotionally.

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You may have seen healthcare workers on the news asking people to take the coronavirus seriously as there is concern of a health system overload and already a reported shortage of protective gear.  The Oakland Fire and Rescue share in those concerns and are prepared to provide uninterrupted …

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Exercising caution in public interaction due to social distancing with COVID 19, aka the Coronavirus, can make anyone apprehensive.   Imagine being someone who deals on a regular basis with unhealthy people.  The anxiety would naturally increase during a pandemic.  Lyons Fire & Rescue De…

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Even in our own little slice of heaven, businesses, schools, and events are closing or canceling due to the COVID-19 crisis. Who is making the call to do all of this?

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            For the first time in generations we find ourselves in a pandemic crisis. In precaution the Federal and local governments have shut things down that affect our daily lives. This affects the older generation differently than the younger.

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With the everchanging recommendation from federal, state and local governmental agencies, the City of Oakland and Burt County officials have offered the following assistance in helping residents know how they can best be served by local government.

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The Logan Valley Clovers 4-H club kicked off the year with their first meeting on Sunday, March 1st.  They held a business meeting to decide upcoming meetings and events that they will be participating in this year.  

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The Elkhorn Logan Valley Health Department has requested all senior centers in their district to close until further notice.  The request came as Nebraska, and the country for that matter, are trying to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus.  

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It seems that a common mindset of people today is “putting yourself before others is selfish.” I think that idea can sometimes be a very toxic mindset. While being selfless and giving are usually good things, stretching yourself to uncomfortable limits for other people is dangerous. 

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Oakland-Craig FFA had 56 students competed last week in 12 different career category events.  Results as follows:

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According to reports from Lincoln news sources, the City of Lincoln Health Department is recommending that only family attend the Boys State Basketball Tournament in Lincoln on Thurs., Fri. and Saturday this week.  The recommendation came after a Crofton Hight School student was tested posit…

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When someone calls 911, their call is routed through a dispatcher who calmly takes the pertinent information and assesses the needs of their caller. Should an EMT or sheriff's deputy respond?

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