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Fairbury Shoots Season-Best Team Score at Crete

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsFAIRBURY FRESHMAN JUSTIN PETERSON gently putts his golf ball on the green toward the cup on the ninth hole during play last Friday in the Crete Invite held on the College Heights Country Club golf course. Peterson led Fairbury placing sixth individually with an 18-hole score of 86. Teammate Nick Christiansen also medaled finishing ninth with an 89.

It was a good day in several aspects for the Fairbury varsity golf team competing last Friday in the eight-team Crete Invite played on the College Heights Country Club golf course.

With a pleasant day for golf, Fairbury shot its best team score of the season to place third in the final team standings with a score of 362.

York won the invite firing a team score of 351 with Seward placing second at 354.

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It's Draft Time in the NFL

It is that time of year for the die-hard football fan to see what his or her professional football team will do to improve areas on their teams in the upcoming NFL Draft set for May 8-10 in New York City.

Thirty-two teams will be on the clock starting Thursday evening.

The big question heading into the draft will the Houston Texans with the number one overall pick select a quarterback or a defensive player such as South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney?

Some scouts have said that this is one of the deepest drafts in a number of years with plenty of talent to choose from.

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FHS Thinclads Place Sixth, Eighth at Crete

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsFAIRBURY SENIOR MICHAELA BARBER soars over a hurdle in her lane during the running of the girls 100-meter high hurdles at last Thursdays Crete Invite. Barber came away earning fourth place with a time of 17.7.

Battling chilly weather and strong Class B competition, Fairburys track and field teams turned in sixth and eighth place finishes in their respective team races at the Crete Invite May 1 on the Lauritsen Track on the campus of Doane College.

Squaring off against the likes of Elkhorn South, Omaha Gross, Seward, Crete and Norris, the Lady Jeffs placed in nine events to finish sixth out of nine teams, scoring 40 points.

Seward won the team title racking up 122 points with Elkhorn South second tallying 104 points.

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Election Preview--Candidates Weigh in

Name: Laura Ebke

Position Running for:

Nebraska Legislature District 32

What are your qualifications for this position?

Twelve years on Crete School Board; many years of political observation; lifelong resident of district -raised in Fairbury, settled with family in Crete.

What are your reasons you are running for this position?

After 12 years on my local school board, I developed a better understanding of the role the state government plays in our lives. I want to work towards a leaner, more focused government, which nurtures an atmosphere that draws new business opportunities to our rural areas.

There are many responsibilities for this position, what is the main issue you would like to focus on, at least in the beginning?

Id like to explore ways of providing tax relief for all, as well as looking at ways to cut spending.

What would you like to accomplish in the long term in this office?

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Thayer County Marks National Day of Prayer

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.

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New Broadband Survey Notes Progress in Four Years in Nebraska

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.

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Governor Announces Job Search App

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.

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Put Your Foot Down Against Sexual Assault Successful

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.

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Jefferson County Art Guild

Jefferson County Art Guild

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.

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Art Walk

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!

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