Sixty five years and still going strong. Something the Plymouth American Legion will proudly tell anyone who asks. This will be the 65th consecutive Veteran's Day Observance that the American Legion, Post #234 has held in Plymouth.
The day will actually start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, with a craft fair held by the American Legion Auxiliary. This will be held at the Community Center. It will be closed between 10:30 a.m. and noon in order to make room for the rest of the events as well as a prepared lunch of hot sandwiches, homemade soups and pies.
The men will be holding their own with their portion of the activities. The ceremony will begin at 10:45 with the Tri County School Band performing in the front of the Community Center. This will be followed by the raising of the U.S. Flag in conjunction with firing of the volleys.
The Avenue of Flags will be put out around the Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8 a.m. and will be taken down on Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. This is in observance for Veteran's Day. All help is appreciated.
Immunization Clinic in Fairbury has been moved to Monday, Nov. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. instead of Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Sugar And Spice
The Sugar and Spice Club will meet on Friday, Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m. at Mary Jo Gaston's home. Mary Jo and Shirley Schoen will give the lesson on chocolate.
The Friendly Thursday Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 10, noon at Griffey's.
Parent-Teacher Conferences for Grades 7-12 will be held in the Fairbury Jr-Sr High School classrooms on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. Assistant coaches will be available at 5:30 p.m. and the head coaches will be available at 6 p.m. If at all possible, please limit discussions to five minutes and focus on academics.
This past fall Mrs. Joyce Raatz and her class were presented with $1,000 worth of technology for the school from Windstream. Initially Raatz submitted an application for the need for new school computers in her classroom. Given the budget cuts her present computers could not be repaired or upgraded.
SchoolsWIN program is designed to help school supplement the loss of money and resources for technology that may not happen due to all the budget cuts. Upon receipt of her $1,000 award she began five different videos of the community service programs that the Fairbury students were participating in.
Thirteen students from Raatz's 3-4 block English 1 class wrote, directed, and acted in five different videos for the next step in the competition. Madison Schlake, freshman spent many hours before and after school putting the videos together and Allison Hill, junior was instrumental in the organization of the projects.
Tri County's One-Act play and Soup Supper, "Soup and Salem" scheduled for Friday, November 4 has been postponed to Friday, November 18 due to district volleyball playoffs. The play, "Reunion on Gallos Hill," by Tim Kelly, produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the 18th. Previously purchased tickets will be honored. You must have an advance ticket to attend. If still needing a ticket, please contact Tina Holtmeier at 683-6975 or Kathy Bass at 448-2930.
ServeNebraska is accepting nominations to honor individuals and organizations throughout Nebraska with the annual First Lady's Outstanding Community Service Awards. The nomination deadline for these awards is March 1, 2012. Honorees will be recognized at the First Lady's Awards Luncheon on April 18, 2012 in North Platte.