Photo caption: FAIRBURY SOPHOMORE NICK CHRISTIANSEN gently putts his golf ball to the cup on the 13th hole during play last Thursday afternoon in the Class B Boys Golf Championship held on the Indianhead Golf Course in Grand Island. Christiansen shot a 39 on his back nine holes of play on the second day of the NSAA Golf Championship. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
With warm weather and a little breeze on day two the conditions were ideal for the 72 golfers competing in the NSAA Class B Boys Golf Championship played May 28-29 on the Indianhead Golf Course in Grand Island.
After playing 36 holes of golf over two days, Fairbury sophomore Nick Christiansen finished in a three-way tie for 54th posting a score of 175.
Christiansen fired a 91 in round one action on Wednesday and turned around in his second round play on Thursday carding an 84.
Speech Therapist, Amy Nash M.S. CCC-SLP welcomes everyone with a smile and a bowl of ice cream Thursday at JCHC Rehab and Sports Clinic. Nash, right and Jasmine Schwisow served ice cream and invited all participants to decorate their ice cream with various other treats. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Sixty eight antique tractors made a special detour through the Cedarwood parking lot after they finished their noon meal. Many of the people who lined the sidewalks were retired farmers and farm wives who remembered driving some of the very same type of tractors that they were watching. It was exciting for young and old alike. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
A 24-year-old cat from England is the oldest living cat. The Guinness Book of World Records has given Poppy, a mixed breed, the title.
The cat is now deaf and blind but eats well, her owners told world record officials.
A 23-year-old Kansas cat had the title before Poppy.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest living cat lived in Austin, Texas, and died in 2005 at the age of 38 years.
When I read about the 24-year-old cat I was reminded of a very sweet, beyond-retirement-aged woman who worked in the office at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I saw this woman at least a day or two a week for more than four years, and she was always a delight to work with.
In 1985 corporate officials from the Coca-Cola Company unveiled a new flagship product: New Coke. It was a re-vamping of their vintage cola product which had been around since 1886.
Company officials heralded it as a new product; hip, trendy, something the public was bound to buy into. They didnt. In fact shortly after its introduction the product was heralded as a huge failure. Coke summarily brought back their original formula Coke Classic.
Its sort of like that with the running of court news and sex offenders in the FJN. After much planning and prep work during weekly staff meetings, we announced last week that the court news and sex offenders would be removed from the pages of our paper and moved to only the web site. The thought was to make the web product different from that of the paper by making county information available only on line. Same information just presented in an alternative format.
There is an old saying that goes, Ignorance Is Bliss. Well, sometimes ignorance is not blissful, it is nothing but hatred disguised as stupidity.
In the past few weeks the Journal-News has received a series of letters maligning mixed marriage and interracial births. The letters, all unsigned, over and over use the phrase you know what happens when you mix black paint with white paint? Pretty soon there is no white paint left.
We will not share any further details with readers of this publication regarding the spew that this writer has sent in over and over, except to say that there is always a lot of courage in anonymity. People who feel the need to express their ignorance without signing their name deserve to have that trash well, trashed.
While we as a society like to think we have moved past racial slurs, prejudices of the old ways and white sheet thinking, incidences like that referenced above show it is not necessarily true.
On June 6 at 6 pm, a meeting conducted by Meridian Public School will take place in Room 113 at Meridian Public School. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an opportunity for parents and representatives of nonpublic schools to participate in the development of a plan for providing special education services to children with disabilities who attend nonpublic schools and home-schools which are within the Meridian Public School district for the 2014-2015 school year.
Parents of a home-schooled child or a child attending a nonpublic school who has been, or may be identified, with a disability and attend a nonpublic school within the boundaries of Meridian Public School, are urged to attend.
If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Russ Gade at 4020-446-7265.