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Oct

Joan’s Mini Craft Boutique

Joan’s Mini Craft Boutique will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 am to 1 pm at First Christian Church, 2625 H St., Fairbury. Some of the items that will be for sale are – quilted items, pin cushions, decorative plate and pot scratchers.

Date: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Wed
08
Oct

Cancer Benefit For Monty Bauer

Cancer Benefit For Monty Bauer--Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 6 – 11 pm at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Tickets can be purchased by calling 402-446-2390.  Ticket includes (Food, Beverage , DJ) Their will be a lot of drawings and prizes.                           

Date: 
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 6:00am
Wed
08
Oct

DeWitt United Methodist Church Dinner

DeWitt United Methodist Church Dinner--Annual Cream Chicken & Biscuit Dinner, Sunday October 19th 11:a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free Will Offering.   

Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 11:00am
Wed
08
Oct

Region V in Hebron


Region V in Hebron recently had their ground breaking ceremony for their new facility. Present were Lori Svanda, Lisa Meyer, Traegan Sieber. Contributed Photo
Wed
08
Oct

Fairbury Art Guild


Fairbury Art Guild decorated plastic pumpkins in keeping with the October Fall and Halloween theme of First Friday. Nancy Wilson, visiting artist, stands next to a table of pumpkins and displays one of her recyclable art pieces she brought for the evening’s events. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
08
Oct

School Lunch Menus Oct. 9-15

Fairbury Jefferson and Central 
Elementary Schools
Thursday, Oct. 9: MANDARIN CHICKEN W/SEASONED RICE; Turkey wrap and steamed oriental vegetables.
Friday, Oct. 10: BEEF BURRITO; Ham sandwich and refried beans.
Monday, Oct. 13: POPCORN CHICKEN, WG BREAD; Tuna salad on deli bun and load mashed potatoes.
Tuesday, Oct. 14: CRISPY CHICKEN ON WG BUN; Turkey/cheese flatbread and broccoli w/ cheese.
Wednesday, Oct. 15: HMD BEEF PIZZA; Chicken salad on deli bun and corn.
 
High School
Thursday, Oct. 9: MANDARIN CHICKEN W/SEASONED RICE, HMD WG BREAD; Meatball sub and california blend.
Friday, Oct. 10: BEEF BURRITO; Roasted chicken on WG bun, refried beans and chocolate chip cookies.
Monday, Oct. 13: POPCORN CHICKEN, WG BREAD; Chicken/cheese flatbread, loaded mashed potatoes and corn.
Wed
08
Oct

Avoiding The Wildlife On My Runs

There are a lot of small snakes on the roads these days. I’ve never noticed them in years past, although the only reason that I am noticing them now is because I nearly step on them every day that I go running on the back roads near our house.
I would guess that I see 3­5 of these snakes every day that I run. I about have a heart attack each time that I come within a couple feet of these things, and I always look behind me for several yards after I pass them to be sure that they aren’t chasing me. They never even move.
A few of these snakes are squished dead. Most of them, though, are alive, I think, although they don’t seem to be alarmed by my pounding feet that nearly smash them. I suppose they are sunning themselves on the road.
Wed
08
Oct

Letters to the Editor

Domestic Violence Is Everyone’s Business

Wed
08
Oct

Kicks Just Keep Gettin’ Harder To Find


Paul Revere and Fred Arnold
And they’re going to be a lot harder now.
While I was at the office one day last weekend I spent a couple of minutes, as I usually do, cruising the web for updates in news. There it was right in front of me: ‘Rock And Roll Icon Paul Revere Dead.’
 I immediately pulled open my desk drawer, shuffled around a few papers and pulled out an old photo. On one side stood me, goofily smiling next to a be-speckled guy in a in a showman-esque Continental style uniform.....Paul Revere.
 Nearly a decade ago I had the chance to see Revere and his Raiders in concert. After the show as I walked up the aisle Revere happened to be standing there and asked “Want to have your picture taken with an old man?”  Oh boy, did I!
Wed
08
Oct

Patronize What We Have Here In Fairbury

Up until recently  there were doubts that Fairbury would ever again have a bowling alley. The Pla-Mor Lanes had sat empty for over a year after it’s former owner had died.
 Those doubts were erased last week when David Rogers along with his sons Nathan and Jason of Gilead purchased the bowling alley and accompanying restaurant ‘The Pla-Mor Cafe.’ The family intends to run both as going businesses.
 This is most welcome news for our community. Any time any person or group of people invests in a local business or industry we should welcome them with open arms. Every commercial enterprise adds to our local economy with wages, utilities, taxes and other dollars trading hands. It is also the same with the bowling alley and cafe.
  But this most recent and appreciated addition to Fairbury does not come without a codicil: people need to patronize it. Do business there.

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