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Got Drugs? Drop Them Off

You can bring them to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Drug Take-Back Day on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Free and anonymous, Drive-up and drop off

* Prescription or over the counter tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms will be collected

* Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes WILL NOT be accepted.

Collections sites are:

Prairie Point Plaza

1501 K Street

Fairbury, Nebraska 68352

Saline Center

1102 County Rd M

Intersection of Hwy 15 and County Rd M

Crete Police Department

1945 Forest Avenue

Crete, Nebraska 68333

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Orphan Grain Train Loads Up In Fairbury

If you were trying to travel on north G Street in Fairbury a couple of weeks ago and had some problems getting through..there was good reason. The Orphan Grain Train semi was blocking the street.

The Orphan Grain Train, a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world, makes a stop about four times a year in Fairbury at a garage on G Street that is packed full with donations.

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Orphan Grain Train Loads Up In Fairbury

If you were trying to travel on north G Street in Fairbury a couple of weeks ago and had some problems getting through..there was good reason. The Orphan Grain Train semi was blocking the street.

The Orphan Grain Train, a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world, makes a stop about four times a year in Fairbury at a garage on G Street that is packed full with donations.

Wed
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Apr
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Niemeier Wins Optimist Essay Contest

Kellie Joann Niemeier, a senior at Tri County Public Schools, recently was named the winner of the Fairbury Optimist Club's essay contest based on a theme of "How My Education is the Key to a Successful Future." The topic asked students to explore the type of education they will pursue, such as attending a college or university, enrolling in a vocational school or being an apprentice on the job. The students also needed to consider the necessity of that education and the impact that it would have on their lives.

Niemeier, daughter of Mark and Kathey Niemeier of DeWitt, was awarded the $100 Edwin and Leona Kluge Memorial Scholarship and a gold neck medallion for the honor. In addition, the essay was sent to the district level to be judged along with winners from other Optimist Clubs in the state where the winner of that competition will receive a $2,500 scholarship to the school of their choice.

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Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club Fills Eggs For Easter Egg Hunt

The Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club met on Sunday, April 10th at the Plymouth Community Center. Old business discussed was the County Speech Contest on April 25th at 7 and Quality Assurance Training in Fairbury on May 23rd at 1:30 or 7:00.

New business included sewing workshops taking place in Fairbury, the Rainbow Garden and making plans for our club's Fun Day.

The Health Officer spoke about having first aid kits ready for the summer and the Environmental Officer spoke about being prepared for severe weather.

Demonstrations were given by Hannah Holtmeier, Alexis Gerritse, Madison Freese and Natalie Hueske.

Refreshments were served by Strein's and Hueske's. Vinyl records were passed out for members to take home, melt and form into bowls.

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Several Bills Pass, Some Spark Hot Debate

We are now two-thirds done with the session, and continue the process of looking at the legislation on the table and determining what should become law. This week we spent quite a bit of time on first and second-round debate of some very important issues.

The state aid to schools bill, LB235, was debated and passed on Select File. LB235 reduces school aid for the next biennium. As painful as this is, we face the necessity to make deep budget cuts this year, and the Legislature's Education Committee has done a great deal of work to present a school aid bill that is as equitable as possible.

Two of my bills, LB407 and LB279, passed the second round with no opposition. LB407 makes a handful of changes to the operations of the Liquor Control Commission, and LB279 provides for limitations on beer manufacturers owning distributorships.

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Fairbury City Museum Announces April Feature

April brings warm weather to the Fairbury area and at the turn of the 20th century, it also meant the opening of the Campbell Brothers Circus season, the subject of this month's feature at the Fairbury City Museum.

Few people recall the days when the Campbell Brothers Circus wintered in Fairbury. But portions of that era can be relived in pictures taken from those days, stories written about the family, the circus remnants left behind.

The Fairbury City Museum houses several artifacts from the original circus now on display, along with photos, programs and information. The museum is open weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 - 4 P.M. and is located at 1128 Elm Street, just two blocks south of 14th Street (Highway 136).

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Donors Hit Gallon Marks

Two blood donors hit new gallon marks at the recent Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Elks Club in Fairbury. Pictured left to right are Donna Steinbrook, of Tobias with 13 gallons and Nancy Eppenbach of Fairbury, 11 gallons. (Journal-News photo by Vicki Check)

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Nebraska Wesleyan Concludes Theater Season With "Sweeney Todd"

Nebraska Wesleyan University will conclude its theatre season with the musical, Sweeney Todd.

Steven Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the dark tale of a barber who pairs with a meat pie maker in a successful business venture. Todd, the barber seeks vengeance by murdering innumerable citizens and having Mrs. Lovett bake them into meat pies. The success of the barber and meat pie shop is astounding until information regarding Todd's past is exposed and his vengeful acts take a new turn.

Performances of Sweeny Todd are scheduled for April 28-30 and May 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are scheduled for May 1 and May 8 at 2 p.m. All shows will be held in the McDonald Theatre, located on 51st Street and Huntington Avenue in Lincoln. To reserve tickets, call the theatre box office at 402.465.2384.

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Enjoy The Trees You Plant For Years To Come

The last Friday in April is Arbor Day. This year that holiday falls on April 29th. In support of this holiday we should all go out and plant a tree or more than one if you desire, or support an organization that does plant trees if you have no need or space for extra trees in your yard.

Arbor Day is a state holiday in Nebraska and many other states throughout the United States. In Nebraska, it is celebrated on the last Friday in April. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, in other states Arbor Day is celebrated in different months so that it is celebrated at the best time of the year to plant a tree. In the south it is celebrated in January and February and in the north it is celebrated in May. Arbor Day was originally started to get more trees throughout Nebraska for windbreaks, erosion control, and for shade. Today we celebrate the holiday to keep adding more trees to our otherwise prairie state.

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