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Snow Routes

SNOW SEASON 2013

Some frequently asked questions during snow season.

Q. What do crews do if there is not enough snow to plow, but the streets are icy?

A. During light snow falls, and when the streets are icy, street crews will spread a mixture of salt and sand on streets, steep hills, the downtown area, and intersections with stop signs,

Q. When does snow removal begin?

A. Our policy is to begin plowing when we have received 2 inches. We will start plowing snow routes first, then we will plow residential streets after snow routes are completed.

Q. When will my street be plowed?

A. Depending on the severity of the snowstorm, residential streets are usually plowed within 24 hours after the storm ends. However, it may take longer to clear all City streets in case of a blizzard or equipment failure.

Q. Should we move our cars from residential streets?

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Thom Hunt Featured in Nebraska Life

Local artist Thom Hunt is featured in article in Nebraska Life this month.

Thom Hunt, of Fairbury, was interviewed by Nebraska Life featuring his work in concrete. They featured his works of art like the Tyrannosaurus Rex which inhabits his studio on 5th Street in downtown Fairbury.

The magazine article is a background story of how Hunt began his career in the unusual medium of cement. It highlighted a career that has taken him around the world to work at prestigious locations such as Disney and Universal studios or the Botanical Gardens in Nagasaki, Japan. His work can be seen locally at the municipal swimming pool as well as at the Desert Dome and Lied Jungle at the Henry Doorly Zoo. His work is also displayed at Las Vegas.

He travels yearly to Costa Rica to continue his work on the concrete rain forest that he has been creating from scratch.

The article features the present and the future of artist Thom Hunt.

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Humanities Nebraska Speaker to Appear at Grace Lutheran

Sue McLain will present a program Victorian Christmas Customs A Century of Fashion on Thursday Dec. 19 at 12:45 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Fairbury.

This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Grace Lutheran Ladies Aid as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.

Step back in time to discover the history of fashion from 1870 through 1970 and see authentic clothing from the past.

A Century of Fashion is one of approximately 300 programs offered through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau. The more than 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in the nation.

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Narka News

Narka News

The Narka and Mahaska Presbyterian Churchs Childrens Choir joined Pastor Phil Goombi at Long Term Care and the Belleville Health Care in Belleville on Sunday afternoon. Pastor Phil conducted services assisted by the Childrens Choir. Members of the Childrens choir are: Anika and McKenzie Paige, Alexus and Brooklyn Talkington, Kirby, Gentry, and Lanie Jo Thomas, and Abigail Knoll. Accompaning the children were: Roger and Darlene Lambert, Bill and Lorene Holloway, Keith and Jan Thomas, Lisa Thomas, Norma Haskett, and Vicky Simmons.

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Club News

Elks Ladies

Elks Ladies card party was held Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 with 47 attending.

High in Bridge was Mary Kaye McDonald, second was Elva Smith, third was Ethel Winter.

High in Pinochle a tie with Linda Hedges and Mary Ann Larkin, third was Audrey Moorehead.

High in Pitch was Verna Horky, second was Linda Medena, and third was Joan White.

Jansen Trinity Ladies Aid and LWML

The Jansen Trinity Ladies Aid and LWML met Dec. 3 at 6:30 for the annual Christmas party. The evening started with a buffet, that was enjoyed by all.

The meeting was called to order by Jean Zabel. Roll call was answered by 15 members and two guests.

Lou Ann Wurm had the Christian LifeChristmas Card.

The program On the Way to Bethlehem was presented by the committee of Linda Ebke, Shelly Luehring and Marlys Grummert.

Heart sisters gifts were opened and names revealed. Names were drawn for next year.

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Rock Creek Wranglers 4-H Horse Club

Rock Creek Wranglers 4-H Horse Club

On Nov. 10, 2013 the Rock Creek Wranglers 4-H horse club held a meeting.

Attendance was nine members, six visitors, and two leaders.

Allison Engleman led us in the 4-H pledge.

Shyla Goldberry provided snacks. Frederick Kujath provided drinks.

On Dec. 15, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. the club will be Christmas caroling.

Next meeting is Jan. 12, 2013.

Reported by Karly McCord

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Bob and Janet Brown Celebrating 60 years together!

They were married Dec. 22, 1953 at the Methodist Church in Western, Neb.

They operated the Browns Grocery store for 42 years.

Cards may be sent to Box 395, Western, NE 68464.

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Maurice Cumro

Maurice Cumros 90th Birthday Party Celebration!

It will be Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. at First National Bank, 423 5th Street, Fairbury.

Please bring a dish to share and RSVP 913-526-3969.

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