The Narka Reruns, Walter Molzahn, Larry Stephens, and Melvin Edwards, shared valentine music with the residents and their families on Feb. 12, as part of their Valentine party.
Several from the Narka area joined the Munden community for a delicious pork chop supper sponsored by the Zion Evangelical Church at the Community Hall. The diners were treated to Barber Shop Music by "What A Discovery", Paul Chop of Munden, Mike Linden and Patrick Seiben of Concordia, and Harry Tepon from Salina along with a message from the church and thank you gifts to special helpers of the church from Karen Johnson.
It was a musical weekend around this area. On Feb. 17, in Cuba, the Salt Creek Playboys entertained many from the area with good country music and dancing. Following by Doodly Squat from Lincoln, Neb. Doodly Squat entertained the crowd with great music to listen to and dance.
W.F. Cramb, soon afterward to become editor and publisher of the Journal, was teacher in District No. 69, with Frank Brawner, Bernie and Deda Garfield and Harry Gilmore as pupils.
Professor C.P. Cary , of the Fairbury Public School, said that the teachers in the upper elementary grades were stressing advanced work in arithmetic, beyond the usual level, keeping in mind that only three years of high school were offered.
The Gazette published a complete list of presents received at their wedding by Libby J. Amos and Sylvester Goshart, northeast of Fairbury. The list varied from a "silk plush sofa" by seven donors to a "chair tidy".
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Pheasants Forever will be hosting a CRP Informational Meeting at the Union Bank meeting room in Fairbury on Wednesday, Feb. 29th to help answer questions about how to re-enroll expiring CRP, improve enrollment chances, and increase wildlife values. The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm and end around 3:00 pm.
The Fairbury FFA Alumni will host a basketball game against the University of Nebraska Senior Football Players this Sunday, February 26 at 4:00 pm in the Fairbury High School Gym.
At this time 14 Senior NU Players are signed up for the event. Players include: Mike Caputo, Austin Cassidy, Jon Damkroger, Jim Ebke, Austin Jones, Marcel Jones, Tyler Legate, Jay Martin, Mathew May, Marcus Mendoza, Terrence Moore, Kevin Thomsen, Lance Thorell, and Curenski Gilleylen. The FFA Blue Team will be made-up of community members.
The Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Sunday, February 12th at the Plymouth Community Center. Old business that was discussed included thanking everyone for donating rolls and/or working the Consignment sale, membership dues, "Wired for Fun" workshop and 4-H photography workshop. New business discussed included handing out the 4-H calendar for 2012, 4-H Public Speaking Contest in April, Jefferson County Market Beef Weigh Day, and 4-H Camps.
At the March meeting, the members will be doing an etched glass workshop, Diamond Clover award sheets and there will also be a pillow class after the meeting.
After the meeting, the members packed Valentine boxes with items made by the members and delivered to residents in Plymouth. The club is also worked on quilts blocks for the club's quilt of valor.
I would like to comment a little more on a recent article you had in your paper on the use of turpentine for medical purposes.
When all seven of us were kids growing up on the farm if we had a sore throat or chest cold our mother would put a hot poultice of goose grease and turpentine as warm as we could stand it on our chest. It went around our neck and also gave us a mixture of whiskey, sugar and hot water that she called a hot toddy. It tasted like you know what and she made us go to bed with lots of covers, sweated whatever ailed us out of us. We went to school and were all right.