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Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes to Annual Golf Tournament Raises More Than 11,000

Hebron, NE August 23, 2013 The 9th Annual Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament was held August 23 at the Hebron Country Club in Hebron, Nebraska. With a beautiful day and 80 golfers, the Tournament was a huge success; raising more than $11,000.

We continue to be overwhelmed by the support we receive, particularly with the participation in our annual golf tournament, says Hope Dankenbring, Director of Development. Everyone from individual donors, to players, sponsors, and volunteers step up to help make a difference. Its extremely gratifying, enabling us to address the needs of our residents.

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Thayer Central Cross Country Opens 2013 Season

The Titans of Thayer Central had a successful meet in Superior to open the season. The Lady Titans finished second and placed six girls in the top eighteen finishers. Four of the girls medaled led by Rachel Heitmann and followed closely by Bailey Linton, Shawna Timmerman and Haley Huhman.

I was proud of all the girls, especially those competing in cross country for the first year, Titans coach Andy Long said. The girls are now running 5000 meters instead of 4000 meters. One of our goals was to have all the girls to break 30:00 minutes which they all did.

On the boys side, Adam Hellbusch ran a great race finishing second. Heath Fink, Logan Hellbusch, Elijah Keilwitz and Colling Fink all contributed in helping the Titans finish fifth place as a team in a very competitive meet.

The Titan boys showed today that they have what it takes to have a very successful season, Long said.

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Commissioners Corner Dove Season is Here

By Mark Pinkerton

Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner

Well it is just about time to wipe the excess oil off of the old scatter gun and get ready for fall.

Hunting season. September 1 is the traditional opener for Dove season. In many families this has become a traditional time to get together and do a little socializing and a lot of fast and furious gunning.

With Dove season opening on Labor Day weekend many families are together enjoying the end of summer. This is a perfect time to head to the field for a good ole family hunt.

The first Dove season was held in the mid nineteen seventies. It took some serious lobbying in the State Legislature to make it a reality. One of the tradeoffs made to initiate the season was the elimination of roadside ditch hunting for Pheasants and Quail.

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Thayer Central Opens with Loss

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-NewsThayer Central Runningback Jacob Kniep breaks through the line for a nice gain Friday against Blue Hill.

Thayer Central football suffered their first loss of the season Friday, as they were shut out 28-0 at home against Blue Hill.

Blue Hill (1-0) scored a touchdown on the opening play of the game, with a 65-yard rush. Down early, the Titans (1-1) were unable to find their way back.

Jacob Kniep led the Titans offensively rushing for 43 yards on 11 attempts. Quarterback Jay Cottam was 8 for 15 passing which totaled 58 yards and included three interceptions.

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Social News

Jansen Trinity Lutheran

Ladies Aid/LWML

Jansen Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid/LWML met on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 with 11 members present. Nancy Bettin led the Bible Study Faces of the Savior.

We will have our Sing-Along at the Heritage on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 2:20.

Installation of Officers was held during the Church Service on Aug. 25.

LouAnn Wurm gave an interesting Christian Life Feature- The Truth About the Bible. LouAnn Wurm was Hostess.

We closed with the Lords Prayer.

Elks Ladies

Elks Ladies Card Party was held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 with 52 attending.

High in Bridge was Jean Schleif; second, Gladys Rice; tie for third, Jacquie Meyer and Shirley Howell.

High in Pinocle was Phylis Le Blanc; second Mary Ann Larkins; third Maxine Hoppe.

High in Pitch was Verna Harky; second, Dorothy Gerhardt; third, Idella Schueler.

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Stafford Reunion

Stafford Reunion

The Stafford Reunion was held with a pot-luck dinner at the 4-H Building, Aug. 24, 2013.

Those attending were Louis Stafford of Trumbull; Ilene Wilson of Inland; Bill and Ormah Schuppen of Grand Island; Dick and Detta Wright of Hastings; Joyce and Gary Larkins of Lincoln; Dee Nelson of Hooper; Lorna Simpson of North Bend; Jack and Bonnie Buchli of Alexander; Jeff and Deb Winkie and Lexi and Peyton Filley; Sally Oblinger; Alycia Kopf; Clair Coburn of Beatrice; Tim and Janette Drohman of Crete; Terry and Nancy Buchli, Ethan, Annabelle, and Elianna Milford; Freddie and JoAn Vorderstrasse; Buck and Lois Welsh; Tony and Lana Likens; Tori and Trevin from Fairbury.

Afternoon visitors were Jerry Scheer, Verda Cacak of Fairbury; and Carol Allen from Broken Bow.

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Dawes Family Reunion

Dawes Family Reunion

The Dawes Family held their annual get-together at Mahoney Park , near Ashland, Neb.,the weekend of August 23-25. Perry and Linda Dawes of Omaha were hosts for this weekend and had a most interesting time planned for the group. Their theme was Big Dawes Olympics. Friday afternoon and evening was spent settling into the comfortable air-conditioned cabins, greeting the many relatives arriving with food and busy toddlers, exploring the Parks wooded valley near the Platte river. After a potluck supper we enjoyed catching up with everyones news and watching the youngsters as they played outdoor games near the big host cabin. These games such as a giant Beanbag Toss and Golf Ladder were built by Mitch Dawes and transported (In his car- along with his wife Lesley and two little toddlers all the way from Texas.)

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Leana Lottman Retiring

Retiring

After 40-some-odd-years its time to hang up my scissors. Sept. 13, 2013 will be my last day of work.

I want to thank all the people that have been my clients and my friends all these years. Ive had some close bonds with several of my clients over the years. Guess its not really work if you love what you do and the people you do it for. Thanks again everyone and God Bless you.

Leana Lottman

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People

Mary, a 2009 graduate of Fairbury, and Naomi, a 2011 graduate of Fairbury, Lutze, daughters of David and Marsha Lutze of Fairbury, have been named to the fall 2012 Deans List at Evangel University, Springfield, Mo.

Full time students who have earned a grade point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale are eligible to be on the Deans List.

Evangel University is a private, Christian university that offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and nine masters programs. Evangel has an enrollment of more than 2,000 and draws students from all 50 states and abroad.

Mary Lutze has also been awarded the position of Graduate Assistant at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. She is currently a student at the Masters Level, with an emphasis on literature, at MSU. She also graduated Summa cum laude at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. in May of 2013.

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Class of 1953 - 60th Reunion

Twenty-nine members of the Fairbury High School Class of 1953 met Aug. 9-11, 2013 for their 60th-year reunion. Front row seated (L to R):Marilyn Adams Shinn, Betty Snell Butler, Betty Muller LEcuyer, Glenda Duensing Junker, Maralyn Krause Ostgren, Shirley Schmitz Rippe, Shirley Wolters Huber, Carlyn Jordening Koenig, Marcia Mapel Grummert. and Elva Isaac Smith. Row 2: Jim Davis, Jerry Likens, Doris Eyer Littrell, Mary Ellen Pickering Hilker, Sharon Shultz Bauer, Loyce Carstens Leisy, Mary Anne Burda Schwanke, Lawrence Junker, and Ernest Dean Kurth. Row 3: Gerald Dalke, Norman Littrell, Clarice Goebel Siemsen, Marvin Kirby, Roger Huss, Rev. Stanley Ostgren, Harvey Jurgena, and Roger Fisher. Not pictured: Dr. R. Bruce Tippin, PE., and Morton McKay.

The Fairbury High School Class of 1953 celebrated its 60th-year reunion Aug. 9, 10, and 11, 2013.

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