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Four Diller-Odell Students Chosen for Boys and Girls State

The American Legion in Diller and the auxillary Legion in Odell have made their selections for Boys and Girls State.

Mackenzie Gydesen has been selected by the Odell Legion Auxiliary to attend Girls State. Camille Hennerberg will serve as an alternate. Lance Lawton and Zach Rash will be attending Boys State, sponsored by the Diller Legion.

American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. Participants will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this summer program that is scheduled June 1-7 on the UNL campus.

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Ak-Sar-Ben Announces Community Awards

The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben through the Ak-Sar-Ben Friends is again offering Community Grants in Nebraska and Western Iowa. These grants are a simple way get assistance for smaller community or non-profit group efforts. Go to www.aksarben.org, Select Friends and Community Grants for details. The site also lists Ambassadors including Paul Hay with write letters to support projects. Applications are due May 1.

Grants in recent years have helped Rice Hospital, Adams Community Center, Gage County 4-H Project, Pawnee City Ballfield and Saline County Fair Project.

Contact Paul C Hay, Extension Educator, Ak-Sar-Ben Ambassador for more information call (402) 223-1384 or email phay1@unl.edu

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Autism Lives In All Ages

By Heritage Care Center

Special to the Journal-News

At the Heritage Care Center a very special 79-year-old man named Jerry Armstrong resides. Jerry has dealt with being on the Autism Spectrum his entire life. People with Autism can live a long fulfilling life and function well in their own environment.

Jerry is loved deeply and nurtured everyday by the staff and visitors. He is brilliant on many levels and teaches us daily about many subjects including the Presidents and Nebraska history. He has a extensive knowledge of the United States and acts as a resource for staff looking for vacation spots!

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Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

Schopp-Ewing-Nispel Unit 243 honored the Legion with a supper at Goobs Bar on March 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Seventeen members were present. Following the meal, the birthday song was sung to the Legion.

Auxiliary members joined the Legion in reciting the Preamble and the Pledge to the Flag.

LaVon called the meeting to order. Ten members answered roll call. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The Treasurers report was given and all bills paid.

Thank yous were received from the Legion Baseball, Norfolk Veterans Home, Western Veterans Home for the centerpieces and the Tri-County Library for the books received.

Four boxes of trays will be ordered to be used at the Community Building.

Deb Freese delivered 50 scarves to Blair; a total of 89 scarves have been made and sent.

Megan Freese and Ashley Scheele have been accepted to attend Girls State in June.

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Recognized for Fifty Years

Photo caption: Courtesy Photo

Freddie Drexler is presented a Certificate for Fifty Years of continuous membership with the Fairbury American Legion Post 24 by Commander, Bruce A. Junker. Members of the Legion and Auxiliary enjoyed visiting with Freddie and his wife Ruth, and reminiscing about their service to the American Legion and Auxiliary

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General Squires VFW Auxiliary 3113 Meeting

General Squires VFW Auxiliary 3113 Meeting

The General Squires V.F.W. Auxiliary 3113 came to order with senior vice Janice Slater Presiding. Linda closed the doors and conductress Marge checked 11 members cards. Chaplain Linda gave opening prayer and patriotic instructor LaDonna gave the patriotic instruction. We said the Pledge to the Flag. Senior Vice Janice opened the meeting. Previous minutes were read by Zona and approved. Treasurer Cynitha gave the treasures report and it will be put on file.

Thank Yous were read from Wilton Thornbergs family, Arliss Browns Family, and Bonnie Sydows Family.

Next month will be election for officers, local and district.

The next district meeting is April 27, at 1 p.m. in Beatrice at the veterans club at 701 Dorsey Street.

Final reports are to be sent in by April 15. Deceased members need to be sent in for the memorial book at State convention.

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The Jansen Trinity Ladies Aid and LWML

The Jansen Trinity Ladies Aid and LWML

The Jansen Trinity Ladies Aid and LWML met April 1, with ten members present.

The Bible study Finales, Finally and Forever was led by Nancy Bettin.

The business meeting was called to order by President Jean Zabel.

There will not be any coffee hour on April 20 as that is Easter Sunday.

The ladies will tie quilts on April 14 at 9 a.m.

The Christian Life feature was a skit presented by Lou Ann Wurm and Nancy Bettin.

Hostess was Deb Grummert.

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Elks Ladies Card Party

Elks Ladies Card Party

Elks Ladies card party was held Tuesday April 1, 2014, with 35 in attendance. High in bridge was Maxine Ward, 2nd place, Glenda Junker, 3rd place, Mary Kay McDonald.

High in Pinochle was Cleo Dux, 2nd place, Lois Gentzler, 3rd place, Ruth Horsky.

High in Pitch was Dorothy Gerhardt, 2nd place, Verna Horky, 3rd place, Idella Scheuler.

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Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club

Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club

The Plymouth Cloverleaf Club held a meeting March 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Plymouth Community Center. Demonstrations were done by Rebecca & Natalie Hueske and Hannah and Kenzie Strein.

Old Business included making sure everyone gets their Diamond Clover Sheets and enrollment forms turned in by April 1st. Applications are out for Camp Renegade. The Public Speaking contest is April 21st. There will be a baby sitting clinic in Fairbury on April 21st.

New Business: Livestock Quality Assurance is online and needs to be completed by June 16th for anyone exhibiting livestock. We will be filling Easter Eggs on Friday April 18th at 9 am at the Community Center. This years county fair is July 10-13 and the theme is Fair FeverCatch it!

The club also decorated sugar cookies during the meeting and delivered them to residents around town as part of the Bake and take project.

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Jack and Jean Sobotka

Jack and Jean

Sobotka

The family of Jack and Jean Sobotka would like to congratulate them on 45 years of marriage. They were married at Zion Lutheran Church near Tobias, NE on April 5, 1969. Together, they have three children and eight grandchildren. Wishing you many more Harley-riding years together! We love you!

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