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Leave It To Laura

"I need to work, but it is so nice out side. I should work, but the sun is out and I have sooo many projects I want to do. Heck with work, I am going outside."

That was my back and forth battle this past weekend. I had a few things I needed to work on for the Journal, but I have self diagnosed myself with CFD, Cabin Fever Disorder. I don't think that is real, but it sounds good and it requires many hours outside as treatment.

Having an office job is nice for those rainy days or when it is too hot or very cold. But when the weather is just right, I try to find any excuse to bust out. Such as taking the mail to the post office, or going to get some ice cream or at least walking around the block. I need my outside time.

I couldn't be one of those people who come home from work and sit inside the rest of the evening, I would go insane.

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Letters To The Editor

Gas Is

Still Cheap

Editor:

People seem to enjoy griping about the cost of gasoline. I don't know what they are complaining about. Gas is cheap.

In 1959, I had a job getting union scale wages, $1.50 hour. Gas was .30¢ gallon. One hours work bought five gallons of gas. What is union scale wages now, $20?

An hour's work union scale will still buy five gallons of gas. Meals were .50¢, three meals for an hours work. Union scale wages for an hours work will still buy three meals.

New cars were $2,000, 1,333 hours of work would buy a new car, 1,333 hours of work will still buy a new car and they are sure better than those 1959 models. They never got over 13 m.p.g. and were wore out at 100,000 miles.

Gas is cheap. People are just spoiled by 50 years of cheap energy.

Henry Klee

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Area Easter Egg Hunts

The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce invites children ages 0-10 years old to this year's Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse lawn in downtown Fairbury. All children are to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Gilead Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Friday, April 22, 2 p.m. Meet at the Pioneers Inn.

The Alexandria Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Alexandria Community Center on Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m.

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Area Easter Services

Grace Lutheran Church, Fairbury,

the Rev. Charles Schmidt

Will be sponsoring a Community Easter Celebration, 10 a.m. at the Burkley Fine Arts Center at the Fairbury High School.

American Lutheran Church, Fairbury,

the Rev. Brink

Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., 1515 24th St., (straight east of the water tower.) A light continental breakfast will follow for a free will donation.

Faith Lutheran Church, Fairbury,

the Rev. Ken Hart

Thursday, Maundy Thursday service with Communion, 7 p.m.; Friday, Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Easter Sunrise service, 7 a.m., Easter Breakfast, 8 a.m.; Worship service, 9 a.m.

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Court & Cops

Police Report

April 6: Report of disturbing the peace in the 600 block of D Street.

April 6: Report of phone harassment in the 1000 block of Fifth Street.

April 6: Mathea L. Haecker of Fairbury was driving a 2001 Honda in a private parking lot in the 1400 block of K Street. Barbara J. Ebke of Fairbury was driving a 2006 Chevrolet van when the two collided in the parking lot. No injuries were reported. The Haecker vehicle sustained $1,500 in damages and the Ebke vehicle sustained $1,800 in damages.

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Easter For Kids

Easter For Kids, a one day vacation Bible School, will be held on Saturday, April 23, from 8:45 a.m. to noon at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Plymouth. The Easter story will be taught along with Easter crafts, songs, snacks and an Easter egg hunt. It is for children ages 3 to the sixth grade. Call 402-646-4465 to pre-register your child(ren) or just show up that morning.

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Several Paintings On Display At Local Banks

Jefferson County Art Guild met March 22 at the Union Bank with Utha Furrow and Phyllis McCown as hostesses.

Several members had completed decorating birdhouses for the Chamber of Commerce Project which were auctioned off at the Fairbury Home and Garden Show for the benefit of McNish Park.

The evening's program was a follow up workshop led by Lucky Stradley. She taught the group to form beads, medallions or pendants from clay which she fired in her kiln. This month she also taught them how to glaze the objects which she will fire again in her home shop. Then the guild will have colorful items to wear or display.

On display at American National Bank will be art by Joyce Prince, Lucky Stradley, Utha Furrow and Audrey Dawes. At First National Bank will be a painting of Elda Hideman's and photo work by Lacey Searing. Searing will also have a photo in the Union Bank.

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Paul Peters

Paul H. Peters 85 of Hollenberg, Kan., passed away April 14, 2011 at the Heart Hospital in Lincoln, Neb.

Graveside Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22, at the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Cremation has taken place. No Viewing. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge.

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Robert Parks

Robert B. Parks, 55, died April 8, 2011.

Services were held April 14 at St. Stephen the Martyr Chapel. Memorials to Leukemia/Lymphonma Society or MPN Foundation. Roeder Mortuary, Inc., Gretna Chapel, service.

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Raymond Moerer

Raymond R. Moerer, 82, of Sioux City, Iowa died April 14, 2011 at a local hospital.

Funeral services were held April 18 at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel with the Rev. Dann Speichinger officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to meyerbroschapels.com

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