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Orphan Train Program Comes to Gardenside

Orphan Train Program Comes to Gardenside

The public is invited to join residents and staff of Gardenside long-term care in learning about Excess Baggage: The Orphan Train in a program by Charlotte Endorf. The program will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, at Gardenside long-term care, 2200 H St., Fairbury. The program is free to the public.

Endorf is an author and speaker with the Nebraska Humanities Council. Nebraska Humanities receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.

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Mercy Meals

The Inclement Weather Dates of Dec. 16 and 17

have been set for the Mercy Meals project at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Odell. The initial work dates had been scheduled for Dec. 9-10. The church is embarking on a mission to package 50,000 meals for the typhoon disaster victims in the Philippines.

To volunteer, contact Deb Penner at 402-520-1795 or Gwen Vitosh at 402-806-2174, or 402-766-3720. For more information about Mercy Meals, contact Pastor Greg Stuckwisch at 402-230-0698.

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The Plymouth Library will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 31

The Plymouth Library

will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. The story time on December will feature Christmas trees and ornaments. The library will serve cookies and hot cocoa on Tuesdays and Thursdays in December provided by the Friends of Music. The library hours are Monday and Friday 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Tuesday 4:30-7 p.m.; and Thursday 12-4 p.m.

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Santa will be in Plymouth

Santa will be

in Plymouth

Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Community Center from 5-7:30 p.m. Each child will receive a candy bag provided by the PIA. The public is invited to enjoy a meal of sandwiches, soup, and dessert. The free will donation will go towards scholarships for Tri County students.

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Plymouth Consignment Sale

Plymouth

Consignment Sale

will be Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. To consign items that you want placed on the sale bill, contact one of the following before Jan. 10: Wells Implement 656-4435, Milius Hardware 656-3155, Plymouth Irrigation 656-3444. You can also e-mail your consignments to greg.meints@wellsimplement.com. Please, DO NOT bring any items to town until Friday, Jan. 31 If you would like to volunteer to help with the sale, please contact Greg Meints @ Wells Implement 656.4435.

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Thayer County Court Reports

Hebron/Thayer County, Compiled Dec 6

Thayer County Court

Filed

Rose M. Coyle, of Hebron: Driving under suspension on Oct. 22, class 3 misdemeanor; failure to wear seat belt, infraction.

Mark W. Stepp, of Hebron: Speeding Nov. 1, infraction; driving under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor; no valid registration, class 3 misdemeanor; failure to use seat belt, infraction.

Sentenced

Amanda M. Ames, of Beatrice: Driving under suspension on Sept. 6, class 3 misdemeanor; unlawful/fictitious display of plate/renewal tab, class 3 misdemeanor; no valid registration, class 3 misdemeanor; speeding, infraction, pleaded guilty, $175 in fines.

Matthew D. Crouch, of Hebron: Driving under suspension on July 18, class 3 misdemeanor; expired in-transit decal, class 5 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $150 in fines.

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Double Retirement Leaves Thayer County Court Without Magistrate, Clerk

Photo caption: Photo by Amy HadachekAfter working together for the past 32-yearsin the Thayer County Judges Office in the Thayer County Courthouse in Hebron,County Court Assistant ClerkMarleen Walters (foreground) andCounty Court Clerk MagistrateDonna Fink will both retireat the end of this month.

After 32 years as the trusted, solid team in the Thayer County Judges office in Hebron, a double retirement is about to change the faces inside the Thayer County Courthouse second floor location.

As of Dec. 31, Donna Fink will retire as the Thayer County Court Clerk Magistrate. Fink has been the Magistrate for 32 years, although she worked in the Magistrates office for a total of 42 years.

Its just time. I have grandchildren out-of-state whom I want to spend time with, said Fink, who has lived in Hebron all her life, but is planning to relocate near family in Las Vegas, Nevada sometime in 2014.

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Republic County 56, Thayer Central 52

The Republic County Buffs were able to fend off a late Thayer Central rally as they edged the Titans 56-52 Thursday night in their season opener at home.

Up 42-35 heading into the final quarter, the Buffs held off a barrage of Titan 3-pointers, which brought them within three points. In the final 2:18, the Titans made four three-pointers. Despite their end-of-the-game efforts, the Titans werent able to spoil the Buffs home victory.

Republic County senior, Trevor Allen started the season just as well as anyone could have hoped. Coming off a torn meniscus and ACL which occurred during the football season, Allen recorded 20 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks.

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Switch in Defense Key to Lady Mustangs Win

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsBlair Hofstetter, No. 12, a junior for Meridian leaps in the lane to attempt a first half shot over a trio of Dorchester defenders in Fridays home game played on the Lady Mustangs home court.

Despite battling nerves Meridian got off to a decent start in its home opener Friday versus Dorchester.

A switch in defenses helped the Lady Mustangs gain momentum midway through the second quarter en route to a 48-27 victory.

After one quarter, Meridian held an 11-8 lead on the Lady Longhorns.

Meridian increased its lead to 17-11 midway through the second quarter behind the scoring of Blair Hofstetter and Tiffany Brown.

In the final 3:40 of the first half, the Lady Mustangs pieced together a 9-2 scoring outburst to stretch their lead to 26-13 at half.

Meridian switched its defense in the second quarter from a 1-1-3 to a 1-3-1 which gave Dorchester trouble on offense.

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Students of the Month

Contributed Photo

8th Graders: Marah Shumard, daughter of Dr Craig & Stacy Shumard; Grant Snyder, son of Val & Matt Snyder. 7th graders: Ace York, son of Simon & Marci York; Michaela Buchli, daughter of Matt & Karie Buchli. Students are nominated by their teachers based on work ethic and character.

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