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The Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group

The Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group will meet on Monday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Cedarwood assisted living, 828 22nd St., Fairbury. The meeting room can be accessed by entering the main entrance of Cedarwood, and turning left after the lobby. The meeting room is the first room on the right past the restrooms. For more information, please contact Lana Likens at 729-6855

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Benefit for Jim Bugbee

Benefit for Jim Bugbee

Join us at the HOPE FOR JIM benefit for Jim Bugbee to defray medical expenses. On Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Washington, Kan. with Road Rally Starting at 1:00 pm. Free Will Offering Pulled Pork Meal Served From 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. and the 4-H will have a Food Stand also.

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Tractor Drive and Poker Run

Tractor Drive and

Poker Run

June 21, 2014 at the Fairbury VFW, 8:30 am. Registration Fee is $10.00.

Start drawing Poker Cards at 8:30 am with a safety briefing at 8:45 am. Ride starts at 9:00 am. The route is 54.1 miles long. Pick up your poker cards at Fairbury VFW, Powell, Gladstone, Gilead ( Lunch) and back to the Fairbury VFW. Food and refreshments available after drive . for more information contact ;

Kenneth G. Dodge at 402-239-8154 or Juliann Endrof at 402-446-7486.

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The Fairbury Public Library will host musician and Songwriter, Thad Beach for Summer Reading on Friday, June 20at 10am.

The Fairbury Public

Library will host musician and Songwriter, Thad Beach for Summer Reading on Friday, June 20at 10am.

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Pony Express Re-ride to Go Through Hollenberg Station

The annual re-ride of the Pony Express trail will make a stop at Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20.

The time is approximate; rider could arrive two hours earlier or later. Hollenberg station and the visitor center will be closed, but visitors are welcome to gather on the grounds and wait for the rider to arrive and exchange the mochila with the new rider and horse.

The Friends of Hollenberg Station will provide refreshments. The re-ride is hosted by the National Pony Express Association. Hollenberg Pony Express Station is located at 2889 23rd Road, Hanover. For more information, call 785-337-2635 or visit kshs.org/hollenberg.

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FREE FOOD AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd Street on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. An appointment is suggested.

CSFP provides nutritious foods to seniors who are age 60 or greater who live in Nebraska and are under the program income guidelines. Due to the signing of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (farm bill), women and children can no longer be enrolled in this program.

Foods given through CSFP include canned fruits and vegetables; bottled juice; 1% liquid and non-fat dry milk; hot and cold cereals; canned meat; peanut butter and dried beans; cheese; pasta or rice.

To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSFP, please call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278.

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Golf Tournament to Benefit JCHC

A charity golf tournament to benefit Jefferson Community Health Center has been set for Friday, Aug. 8, at the Fairbury Country Club.

The three-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. The 18-hole tournament will feature cash prizes along with pin prizes.

The entry fee is $210 per team. The field is limited to a maximum of 32 teams. The entry fee includes rolls and coffee beginning at 8 a.m., and lunch.

Hole sponsorships are also available. Sponsorship is $450 and entitles the sponsor to recognition at the hole sponsored and on the tournament program, and one free team entry.

Jefferson Community Health Center is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and 39-bed long-term care unit in Fairbury.

Anyone interested in more information should contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center, (402) 729-3351.

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More Than 1,000 County Residents Receive Social Security Benefits

To retire or not to retire. That is the question that over 15 percent of the population of Jefferson county are contemplating as they enter the age range of 55-64, thats approximately 1,186 residents.

Presently s U. S. workers can begin taking Social Security at age 62. But is it worth it?

A point made by Social Security experts such as Virginia Reno of the National Academy of Social Insurance based in Washington D.C. is, the longer you wait the better it is for you in the larger scheme of things.

If you need Social Security early, take ityouve earned it, said Reno. But waiting even a year or two can make a big difference in the long run.

She goes on to point out that what ever benefits a worker starts to draw are life time benefits. The only change is the cost of living raises that are automatic. The longer the delay in taking out the benefits the higher is the lifetime benefit. These increases in benefits stop at the age of 70.

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Landon James Shrader

Landon James Shrader, age 14 months, passed away June 17, 2014.

Survivors include his parents Trent and Karen Shrader of Manhattan, KS., grandparents Kurk and Kris Meyer Shrader of Elmwood, NE., great-grandfather Richard Meyer of Fairbury, numerous other family members.

At this time services are pending. Contact Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home for further service information.

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Too Much Coverage Given To Mass Shootings

Is there such a thing as too much coverage by the media on an event or happening? Its an interesting debate but for this purpose well say the answer is yes.

First Amendment rights aside, members of the national news media are giving way too much coverage to the series of mass shootings that we have seen recently. Shootings at churches, schools, malls and other public places are sprayed all over the news like (pardon the bad pun) the pattern of double ought buckshot from a double barrel shotgun. There were several consecutive days recently where some lunatic somewhere with a gun decided to make a statement. And the media was right there to tell us about it over and over and over again.

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