On the National Day of Prayer; Thursday, May 1, Thayer County and Hebron city leaders, as well as officials with the Thayer County Ministerial Association gathered on the steps of the Thayer County Courthouse to commemorate the day.
It wasnt until the year 2010 that we officially recognized the National Day of Prayer in Thayer County, which was instituted locally by the ministerial association here, said Thayer County Commissioner Dean Krueger after participating in the 30-minute service near the front entry of the courthouse. Its a modern day recognition of Judeo-Christian values based on our founding fathers, Krueger relayed to the Hebron-Thayer County edition of the Fairbury Journal-News, adding, Everyone is always welcome.
Thayer County Health Services CEO Mike Burcham, and others, including pastors from area churches attended the service, which included the singing of the Lords Prayer.
LINCOLN Although elderly and low-income Nebraskans continue to lag behind other demographic groups in Internet access, they have made significant gains in the last four years, according to a new survey.
The survey, Internet Connectivity and Use in Nebraska: A Follow-up Study, tracks progress made since a 2010 survey that asked about Nebraskans current use of technology, their opinions about community technology resources and their technology training needs.
Tracking this information is key, said Chuck Schroeder, founding executive director of the Nebraska Rural Futures Institute.
LINCOLN Monday, Gov. Dave Heineman announced a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets to aid in searching for available Nebraska jobs. The free app is an extension of NEworks.nebraska.gov, the Nebraska Department of Labors job site that matches employers with qualified candidates.
Agencies are always implementing new ways to use technology in serving Nebraskans, said Gov. Heineman. Both employers and job seekers will benefit from this new app.
Photo caption: Contributed PhotoGail Churchill and Taryn Hinman are two of the runners who participated in the Hope Crisis Put Your Foot Down Against Sexual Assault .
Hope Crisis Center hosted their Tenth Annual Put Your Foot Down Against Sexual Assault Saturday, at the Fairbury City Park.
This run/walk began with 103 people registered coming from near and far to participate.
This year Hope Crisis speaker was a special author who shared his personal story with the morning group. Michael Carnes proudly proclaims himself a survivor of child sexual assault, although 38 years ago in a small Nebraska town he did not feel that way.
Carnes told the story of being sexually assaulted by an older brother of a classmate. He did not speak out then and all through adulthood the incident stayed with him and it colored his everyday activities.
Julie Noyes, art critic from Lincoln, was the judge for the submitted art pieces by members of the Jefferson county Art guild to be entered in the State Show this summer. The following members won the right to enter their work. Membership in ANAC is a prerequisite for entering.
Lucky Stradley with a contemporary clay model of a pond creature.
Helen Madrid with a photo of a cardinal photographed at Crystal Springs.
Depke Andres with an oil painting from real life.
Sherry Joubert with an acrylic painting of a flower garden.
Audrey Dawes with an acrylic painting of the Quaddy Lighthouse in Maine.
May 2 First Friday found a very interesting guest artist in the Jefferson County Art Guild Studio in downtown Fairbury. Her name is Judy Holliger and she and her husband live in Diller, Nebraska. But during the winter they travel south to Port Aransas, Texas. During their time there, her husband fishes while she combs the beach for ocean treasures. She finds shells and fragments of all kinds of sea-life. Her artistic eye and creative mind visualize how she can create works of art from these wave-washed items. Then she mats and frames them and she has a treasure-trove of ocean relics transformed into shell art. Her art will be on display at the Art Studio in Fairbury come and see how unique it is!
Jefferson County Art Guild met Monday evening, April 28 at the Union Bank for a 6:30 p.m. Potluck supper and business meeting. Several visitors were present making our total attendance twenty people. Janette Bangert and LaVeda Fry were hostesses for the evening.
Business of the evening was exhibiting and judging the pieces of art to be sent to the ANAC State Show. Julia Noyes from Noyes Art Gallery in Lincoln was judge of our show.
One of the guests for the evening was Judy Holliger from Diller. She will return Friday evening, May 2 for Fairburys First Friday Art Walk. She has created a unique art form she calls Beach Junk Art. Her novel creatures are composed entirely of objects found on the beach of the Gulf Coast in Texas.
She and her husband Bill, spend some time each winter in Port Aransas, Texas. Bill does a lot of surf and deep sea fishing. Judy gets seasick, hence a lot of time for beach combing. Her showing will be at the Art Studio from5-8 p.m.
Photo caption: Contributed PhotoGirl Scout Troop #327 Gives Back!-Girl Scout Troop #327 went to Rays last Thursday April 24 and spent $100 of their cookie sales money. They purchased 172 items for Blue Valley Food Pantry.