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Oct

Letters to the Editor

Editor:
With the recent news of Ferguson, Missouri and then topped off locally by the stupid accusation made by the esteemed Amy Miller. Nebraska Legal Director or the ACLU,stating that the Law Enforcement Officers of Lincoln and the N.H.P. are racist because more blacks are being stopped than whites for traffic violations and also arrests for various crimes. In addition, according to the ACLU, law enforcement ‘grossly misused’ tasers.
Wed
01
Oct

Counting Change And Figuring Math Are Long Lost Attributes

One of the things that really raises my hackles is people who can’t count change back. Look to your own example and see if more times than not when getting change back the cashier just hands you a wad of money and says “here’s your change.”
Last week I bought lunch for a friend at a local restaurant. I paid with a $100 bill. my change should have been $68.20. I could tell the attendant was “locked up.” She couldn’t figure change out of a hundred. She went and got an associate and they too had trouble figuring my change “Sixty-eight twenty,” I told them. They handed it to me in a wad and said “have a nice day.”
Hackles raised.
A friend of mine from Hastings, Ne., sent me an e-mail sometime ago about New Math. Now is a good time to share it.
Wed
01
Oct

With So Much Going On It’s Difficult To Find Nothing To Do

 It has always been a source of amazement for those of us who cover events for a living to hear someone say, “there’s nothing to do around here.” On the contrary there really is a lot to do “around here.”
  Last week alone provided good examples of the wide array of activities that a person could attend. The Steele City Flea Market, activities at Rock Creek station, the Fairbury City Museum Car Show and a great race at the Jefferson County Speedway topped just Saturday and Sunday alone.
  Whew!
 If you throw in sporting activities from local and area schools our point only becomes more valid. Among our four schools: Fairbury, Tri-County, Meridian and Diller-Odell there are on average of 24 varsity events that take place each week. If you throw in JV, freshmen, and jr high activities those numbers nearly double.
Wed
01
Oct

D&A Vapor Ribbon Cutting


Ribbon cutting was held September 26 for D & A Vapor Store located at 1832 K Street. Right: Kim Swanda, Julie Ondrak, Justin Schultis, Angela Gomez (co-owner), David Devor (co-owner) Sara Bundy, Jill Davis, Paige Conried, and building owner Kent Preston. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Wed
01
Oct

School Lunch Menus Oct. 9-15

Fairbury Jefferson and Central 
Elementary Schools
Thursday, Oct. 9: TERIYAKI CHICKEN, HMD BREAD; Chicken wrap and rice casserole.
Friday, Oct. 10: CHILI, HMD CINNAMON ROLL, WG CRACKERS; Tuna Salad on deli bun and fresh veggies.
Monday, Oct. 13: MINI CORNDOGS; Chicken salad on deli bun and baked beans.
Tuesday, Oct. 14: HAMBURGER ON WG BUN; Turkey sandwich and french fries.
Wednesday, Oct. 15: J- CHICKEN FAJITA, C- PIZZA HUT PEPERONI PIZZA; Tuna Salad on WG bun and corn.
High School
Thursday, Oct. 9: TERYAKI CHICKEN W/RICE VEGETABLES, HMD BREAD; Ham/cheese flatbread and steamed broccoli.
Friday, Oct. 10: CHILI, HMD CINNAMON ROLL, WG CRACKERS; Hamburger on WG bun and fresh veggies.
Monday, Oct. 13: MINI CORNDOGS; Jeff ribs on WG bun and Baked Beans
Tuesday, Oct. 14: CHEESEBURGER ON WG BUN; chicken/cheese flatbread and french fries.
Wed
01
Oct

Jefferson County Memory Walk

Jefferson County’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Sunday, Sept. 14, was successful, says organizer Lana Likens.
This year’s walk raised more than $4,800 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Proceeds included donations gathered by walkers, t-shirt sponsorships, and other sponsorships.
 “This is the largest number of walkers we’ve had in recent years, and the largest amount we have raised to help end Alzheimer’s Disease,” said Coordinator Lana Likens, director of public relations at Jefferson Community Health Center.
 In addition, many local businesses and individuals supported the 35 walkers as they raised money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk to End Alzheimer’s funds assist the Alzheimer’s Association with services and support for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as ongoing research and education.
Wed
01
Oct

Company Says “Wet Side" Plant To Remain Open

Officials from Loveland Products say the news following the announced closure of Agrium Technologies  of Fairbury isn't all bad. The liquid portion of the fertilizer business, which operates immediately next to the "dry plant" will remain open.
 In a news release sent to the Journal-News LPI (a subsidiary of Agrium Technologies of Alberta, Canada) says that portion of the facility will remain open. And along with it the 20 people who work there will remain employed.
 "The company bought the plant from Tetra Micro Nutrients in 2011 and since have invested nearly $9 million in the facility," Paul Poister, a spokesman for Loveland said.
 "The recent announcement of the closure of a nearby dry fertilizer plant, also owned by Agrium, will not impact the LPI operations," Poister added.
Wed
01
Oct

New Law to Benefit Courthouse Reno

Jefferson County Commissioners heard good news Tuesday regarding renovation of the courthouse.
The week of September 15 the Jefferson County Commissioners asked their architectural firm, Berggren Architects to investigate into LB191, a recently passed Nebraska bill that would supply tax credits  to assist in alleviating  some of the cost of renovation  of historical buildings.  LB191 is titled Job Creation and Mainstreet Revitalization.  The portion of the bill that would benefit  Jefferson County is Mainstreet Revitalization. 
This last week the commissioners had a phone conference with their architects as well as a tax representative, Doug Ewald from KPMG public accounting firm out of Omaha.  Ewald, a former Nebraska Tax Commissioner, is currently working with different clients across the state who were planning on taking advantage of Mainstreet Revitalization (LB191) tax credits.
Wed
01
Oct

General Election Nearing

Early Voting applications will be published October 8, 15, 22, 2014 in the Fairbury Journal-News. Anyone who is a registered voter may fill this out and return to the County Clerk’s Office. If you do not have a copy of the application you may send in a signed letter of where you are registered and where you want the ballot sent.  

Wed
01
Oct

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hope Crisis will be hosting several events to help not only draw support for victims of domestic violence but to help support the efforts of Hope Crisis.
Hope Crisis Center volunteers including youth from American Lutheran and United Methodist church have been going door to door to distribute yard signs to willing residents of Fairbury.
They will be holding a Candlelight Vigil Wednesday, October 1 on the courthouse lawn beginning at 7:30 pm.  Sunday, October 11 will be an active day for Hope Crisis, Fairbury’s Walmart will once again be hosting the stuff the van event titled  “Moving to Safety.” A van will be parked at Walmart and a list will be available asking  customers to show their support by purchasing supplies to help stuff the van.  

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