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Apr

Do They Make Rehab For Pop Addicts?

I have had a slight pop addiction since my high school job at a convenience store where we could have all the free pop that we wanted. I got a better handle on my pop intake after the dentist showed me a baggie filled with sugar and said that’s what’s in one can of pop. It disturbed me. 
I almost never keep pop at home, and I try to drink diluted regular tea or water at work. But some days a can of pop calls to me. 
I have a true pop addiction and often can’t go more than 3-4 days without having a can. I try to limit my pop intake to a couple cans a week. My addiction is rather harmless, and I can indulge on occasion, but I can’t imagine how difficult it is for people with addictions to smoking or alcohol. 
I woke up this morning with a strong desire to purchase a 32 ounce fountain drink. I’m resisting the urge. But it’s fitting that I saw a CNN article this morning on the amounts of sugar in bottled beverages. 
Wed
01
Apr

People Are Starting To Take Notice, So What Comes Next?

 Which is worse, stray cats or stray people?
 In a letter to the editor from last week’s Journal-News, Fairbury resident John Gasper penned a short piece in a rather tongue and cheek manner questioning why so much discussion was taking place regarding a possible re-location of the local cat shelter to another in town site. Gasper, to paraphrase asked, “Which is worse, stray cats or stray people?”
  There is a behind the scenes message which should be obvious. Fairbury has a problem with people who don’t seem to do anything but mill around. Local law enforcement and the judicial system will corroborate that. For one reason or another there is an increasing amount of people within our community who do nothing.
Wed
01
Apr

Occasional Reader Adds His Two Cents On Taxes

 Apparently my disdain for people who abuse the system at the expense of the taxpaying public has not entirely fallen on deaf ears.
  Recently I received a note from Mr. Charlie Ough of Hebron. Mr. Ough writes, “I don’t subscribe to your paper but I have on occasion read your editorials. Thought you might enjoy this.”
 I did enjoy it, so much so that I thought I would share it with our readers. Enclosed was a picture of a man, wearing glasses halfway down the bridge of his nose. He is scratching his head and looking at a slip of paper from an adding machine. He says:
 “I just received an audit on my tax return for 2012 from the IRS. It puzzles me. They are questioning how many dependents I claimed. I guess it was in response to the question ‘list dependents?’
  I replied:
12 million illegal immigrants,
 3 million crack heads,
42 million unemployed people on food stamps,
Wed
01
Apr

Fairbury Girls Softball Association

Annual meeting for Fairbury Girls Softball Association will be held on Wed. April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fairbury High School commons area. 

Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00am
Wed
01
Apr

Loretta Kenyon BBQ and Auction Benefit

Loretta Kenyon BBQ and Auction Benefit for medical needs, Sunday, April 19, 11am-2pm at the Fire Hall at 5th & Jefferson in Hebron, NE.
 
Date: 
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:00am
Wed
01
Apr

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk scheduled for Friday, April 3 starting at 5pm in downtown Fairbury. Jefferson County Art Guild and Stagecoach Mall 

Date: 
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 5:00am
Wed
01
Apr

St Paul’s Lutheran School of Plymouth

St Paul’s Lutheran School of Plymouth School musical “Oz” & silent auction Friday, April 17th, Auction begins @ 6pm, musical begins @ 7pm, Plymouth Community Center, Free admission, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School - St Paul’s Home to view donated items.
 
Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:00am
Wed
01
Apr

Spring Expo

Happy D Clown helps entertain the youth at Fairbury's 9th Annual Spring Expo last Saturday at The Jefferson County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)

Wed
01
Apr

Light It Up Blue Gala

The Third Annual Light It Up Blue Kick Off Gala was held last Saturday night at the Elks Club. Approximately 350 attended the event geared to raise autism awareness. Pictured, Chloe and Hailey Christ, Three’s Pieces members, capped off the evening with climbing on stage and singing a duet. (Contributed Photo)

Wed
01
Apr

Jefferson Intermediate Quiz Bowl

Fairbury A Team Earns 2nd Place Medal---This group of sixth graders took second place at the Thayer Central Quiz Bowl in March. The team made it to the championship round against Diller-Odell. Members shown holding their second place medals, include, left to right, Josh Robertson, Brynn Novotny, Melissa Kramer, Brylee Yantz and Ty Tucker. This was the first competition for the Fairbury School. Eleven teams competed. (Contributed Photos)

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