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Free Food Available for Seniors, Women and Children

Free Food Available for Seniors, Women

and Children

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd St. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. An appointment is suggested. 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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The Class of 1968

The Class of 1968

is Celebrating their 45th Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Elks Club in Fairbury. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to stop in to say hello and reminisce.

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The Fairbury Booster Club Tailgate Party

The Fairbury Booster Club Tailgate Party

will be before the homecoming game Friday, Sept. 27. Booster Club is offering a $5 per person Meal Deal, serving from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Athletic Complex.

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Thayer Central Defeats Milford

Photo caption: Many more photos under the photos tab.

Thayer Central Defeats Milford in five sets Thursday night at Hebron.

Wed
25
Sep
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New Data Indicates Child Poverty Down Slightly In Nebraska

New Data Indicates Child Poverty Down Slightly In Nebraska

Friday, the U.S. Census Bureau released new statistics from the American Community Survey that provide state and local data on Poverty and Health Insurance.

Earlier in the week, the Census Bureau released national data showing that the poverty rate nationally remained essentially unchanged while there was a decline in the number of children with health insurance nationally.

The data released today in Nebraska showed that from 2011 to 2012, the rate of Nebraska children in poverty dropped slightly from 18.1 percent in 2011 to 17.9 percent in 2012. Nebraskas number of children in poverty has still not recovered from the recession, and the rate of children living below the poverty line is still significantly higher than rates seen pre-2010.

Health insurance data released today showed that the rate of uninsured children rose slightly, from 5.9 percent in 2011 to 6.0 percent in 2012.

Wed
25
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Stelling Accepts Chair of National Committee

Jefferson County Clerk has been requested by the President, Linda Langston, of National Association of Counties (NACo) and she has accepted a position as the Chair of Subcommittee of the Elections Subcommittee for Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee.

Her work could include occasional trips to Washington D.C. to testify in congressional committees or to promote the American County Platform developed in the NACo committee process.

NACos strength is in its committees, Langston said. That strength is reflected in the commitment and active participation revealed throughout our committee structure.

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SCC to hold surplus auction Sept. 28

Southeast Community College is holding a surplus auction beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, on the Milford Campus.

The Milford Campus is located at 600 State St. in Milford.

A variety of items will be sold, including lathes and milling machines, tools and shop equipment, and office furniture, classroom equipment and miscellaneous items.

Larsen & Associates auctioneers of Cordova will be auctioning the items. All items will sell as is and where is. Viewing will take place the day of the auction only. To view some of the items online, go to http://bit.ly/16nqr3c.

There will be lunch served, and there will be restrooms on the grounds.

Persons with questions about any sale item are asked to contact the auctioneer at (402) 576-3002.

Wed
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Concert Series Geared Up To Go

The Fairbury Concert Association is geared up to present another wonderful season of programs. This is the 33rd year the association will be bringing a world of music to Fairbury.

The season will kick offThursday, Oct. 17, with The Unexpected Surfer Boys. This quartet will feature classic hits of the iconic group The Beach Boys with a rollicking show which follows four hilarious guys at a bachelor party they will never forget. The groom may be getting married, but his three kooky friends plan to have fun before the big day.

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Former Fairbury Graduate Earns Doctorate

Photo caption: Contributed Photo Howard Darrow (left) stands with his son Charles D. Darrow who recently received his PhD in Psychology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) fall graduation.

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology was conferred on Charles D. Darrow during the University of Nebraskas fall graduation ceremony on August 16. Joined by many friends and family, namely his father Howard D. Darrow and grandfather Charles E. Darrow, celebrations in Lincoln lasted into the late evening.

Darrow completed his internship with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in August of 2013 where he conducted therapy, worked with medically fragile inmates, and completed assessments of risk and competency to stand trial for the Federal government.

Darrow accepted a position with the State of Nebraska practicing psychology and will soon be entering into private practice. He resides in Lincoln.

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Fairbury has New Childrens Librarian

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal-NewsPam Wallinger, new Fairbury Public Librarys Childrens Librarian. Shes ready and excited to begin a new chapter of her life doing something that she has always loved, working in the library. She invites anyone to come in and visit with her and get to know her and the books that she loves.

A new Childrens Librarian has assumed duties at the Fairbury Public Library the beginning of August. Pam Wallinger has come to the Fairbury Public Library with 23 years of teaching experience under her belt.

Prior to coming here she taught science to six graders in Beatrice Public Schools.

Becoming a librarian is a new experience for me, Wallinger said. But in a way it isnt. I have always loved the library and I still get to keep my hand in teaching just in a new way.

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