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Balderson 80th Birthday

Balderson

80th Birthday

The family of the wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and retired schoolteacher would like to honor her, Darlene Roelfs Balderson, with a card shower for her 80th birthday. Darlene was born on Jan. 1, 1934. She and her husband, Norm Balderson, reside in Diller.

Their children are Randy (Rhonda) Balderson, Kathleen (Robert) Bybee, Mikel (Rhonda) Balderson.

Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 87, Diller, NE 68342.

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Students Raising Funds for Honor Flight

Photo caption: Courtesy PhotoMembers of the Hebron American Legion Post 180 make a contribution to Operation Airlift last week. Pictured are Glenn Fischer, Anne Roesner Heitmann, Allison Tietjen, Rodney Kirchhoff (Post Commander) and Ed Hergott.

HEBRON Its beginning to look a lot like patriotism at Christmastime, in Thayer County.

Coinciding with the 60th anniversary in 2013 of the Korean War, a fundraising effort is energetically spiraling through Nebraska, with all levels of donations to help send a projected 450 Korean War veterans from the cornhusker state on the Heartland Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. next March 2014.

Heartfelt donations from large private contributors caught the interest of Thayer Central Community Schools in Hebron, and now Anne Heitmann, English/Speech and Creative Writing Instructor at Thayer Central has helped propel her seventh graders to excitedly hold a fundraiser of their own.

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Bill Cummins

Bill Cummins

Help us wish Bill a happy 85th Birthday with a card shower on Jan. 8.

He has been a Fairbury resident from 1955-present, fresh off the Destroyer in Newport, RI.

Please send cards to William Bill Cummins at 1110 L St., Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Ardene Mammen

Ardene Mammen

Help this grandma celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 5.

The family of Ardene Mammen would like to honor her with a card shower.

Please send cards to 501 N 13th St., Geneva, NE 68361.

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Slow Start Hampers Lady Mustangs

The start was not what Meridian was hoping for.

A single digit first quarter put Meridian in a deficit that they could not recover from.

As a result, Sterling improved its record to 3-2 with a 58-27 home win Dec. 17 over the Lady Mustangs.

Sterling jumped out to a 16-6 first quarter lead and steadily continued to pull away the remainder of the game.

In the middle two quarters, the Lady Jets outscored Meridian 32-14 to stretch their lead to 48-20.

Sterling sealed the 31-point win by maintaining a 10-7 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter.

On the night, Sterling hit on 44 percent of its field goal attempts while Meridian connected for just 19 percent of its field goal attempts.

At the free throw line, Meridian was 7-15 for 47 percent, and Sterling was 6-9 for 67 percent.

Sterling outrebounded Meridian, 33-31 led by senior 63 center Jordan Lempka with a team-high 16 boards.

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Fairbury Girls Hoops

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhotos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News Fairbury Third Grade Girls participating in the Fairbury Girls Hoops program played during the halftime of the Fairbury Boys basketball game on Friday.

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Meridian Overpowered by Sterling

A potent start by Sterling in both the first and second halves carried the Jets to a 51-31 home victory Dec. 17 against Meridian.

Sterling took charge in the opening quarter lighting up the scoreboard with 19 points while limiting Meridians offense to just five points.

Both squads matched each other point for point combining for 14 points in the second quarter. As a result, Sterling upheld a 26-12 lead at intermission.

The Jets offense continued to sizzle after half chalking up 16 third quarter points.

Meridian pieced together its best quarter of the game in the third quarter scoring 13 points but its deficit increased to 17 points, 42-25, heading to the fourth quarter.

Sterling closed out the final quarter on a 9-6 scoring output to move to 3-1 on the season and hand Meridian its fourth straight setback.

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Christmas Thoughts

I ran across some thoughts to ponder as Christmas takes center stage.

Love and you shall be loved.

God always gives his best to those who leave the choice to him.

All people smile in the same language.

A hug is a great gift, one size fits all. It can be given for any occasion and its easy to exchange.

Laughter is Gods sunshine.

Its important for parents to live the same things they teach.

Thank God for what you have. Trust God for what you need.

The choice you make today will usually affect tomorrow.

Take time to laugh for it is the music of the soul.

Patience is the ability to idle your motor, when you feel like stripping your gears.

Love is strengthened by working through conflicts together.

Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.

We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.

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Griffins Dealt Weekend Losses

It was a tough weekend on the court for Diller-Odell as the Griffins came up short twice.

Saturday night, Diller-Odell started sluggish and that proved costly in a 55-38 home loss against Hanover, Kan.

Diller-Odells offense was detained by the Wildcats defense in the first half scoring just 14 points.

Hanovers offense generated 27 points for a comfortable 27-14 halftime lead.

In the second half, Diller-Odell improved its play on both sides of the ball being outscored by only four points 28-24.

Hanover took control in the first half, as the Griffins played very sluggishly, Griffins coach Eric McMurray remarked. I was pleased with how we responded in the second half and matched Hanovers intensity.

Alek Klepper was Diller-Odells leading scorer with 13 points, Brady McMurray, nine points, Bladen Ahl, eight points, Austin Vitosh and Stetson Meyer, three points each, and Ely Hroch notched two points.

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Team Effort Lifts Lady Griffins Over Lady Wildcats

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhotos by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsSARAH SCHMIDT OF DILLER-ODELL drives past a pair of Hanover defenders in the lane during first half action Saturday night on the Lady Griffins home floor. Schmidt led Diller-Odell in scoring with a game-high 18 points, as the Lady Griffins earned a 61-34 win.

Renewing a rivalry after an eight-year hiatus, the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins pieced together a strong team effort resulting in a 61-34 home victory Saturday against Hanover, Kan.

Seven players got in the scoring column powering Diller-Odell to score double figures in each quarter.

Early on, Diller-Odell opened the game with a 5-0 lead and increased its margin to 11-2 with 3:24 on the clock off a two-point basket by Madison Jurgens.

In the closing minutes, both squads tallied five points, leaving the Lady Griffins with a nine-point lead of 16-7.

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