The Bloodmobile will be parked at parking lot of the Cobblestone Inn and Suites (across from McDonalds on Highway 15). Monday, May 12 from 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m. To make your appointment sign up online at www.ncbb.org use the sponsor code JCHC or call (402) 486-9414 or (402) 729-6851.
begins the second week of June. Location is the south side of the Jefferson County Courthouse on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Vendors must sign a market agreement and have proof of insurance. Contact Stewarts at (402) 446-7391 or Joyce Kauffmann at (402) 442-2377.
Fairbury Public Librarys Summer Reading Program started Thursday, May 1. The Summer Reading Program is for children ages three and up. Participation is free, however children who enroll in the program need to have a current library card.
This years Summer Reading Program theme is Science and programs include Josh the Otter and Water Safety, Optical Illusions, the Science of Music, and The Science Lady Program. Dates for the programs are June 6, 13, 20, and 27 at the 4-H Building from 10 to 11 a.m.
Children must register to attend programs and reading goals must be met to attend last two programs.
For more information call: (402) 729-2843 or come to the Fairbury Library.
Blue Valley Community Action Partnership joins Community Action Agencies across the nation in celebrating May as National Community Action Month. This annual celebration is extra special this year as the 50th Anniversary of Community Action is also being commemorated.
The next chapter in financing repairs and upgrades to the vacant Bonham Theater in Fairbury now involves the local city council.
On Tuesday members of the Fairbury City Council agreed to serve as facilitator for a possible grant application by the Bonham Theater Project by unanimously supporting a measure that would allow the BTP group to utilize services of the SENDD (Southeast Nebraska Development District) of which the municipality is a member.
Debbie Ebke, spokesperson for the BTP told city leaders the non-profit group is interested in possibly applying for a grant that could specifically help the theater renovation process; a project that carries an estimated $1 million price tag. She said in order to seek the grant the group is required to go through an economic development group such as SENDD.
Jefferson County Clerk and Election Commissioner Sandra Stelling said that statewide there are several legislative positions that appear to be highly contested including the governors opening.
Secretary of State John Gale said he expects with a record number of strong contenders in well-financed races in both the U.S. Senate race and the governors race. It will likely fuel considerable activity at the polls, according to Gale.
Thats our hope, that voters will feel engaged, not just in these statewide races but also those races that directly impact their own communities, Gale stated in a press release Tuesday.
Locally there are three positions that are being highly contested, Stelling said. Both the commissioners positions in District I and District III are receiving a great deal of attention. The other position is the Clerk of the District Court.
Photo caption: Contributed PhotoFellow Rotarians put together over 200 May Day Baskets, from left are Greg Cromer, Joe Chilen, Deb Valentine, Lana Likens, Tiffany Pfaff, Karl Lent, Chad Jurgens, Bill Welch, Tony Likens, Shirley Howell, Gayle Allen and Mike Steele.
The Fairbury Rotary Club recently brought back a touch of tradition with their First May Basket Delivery Day.
The new fundraiser received orders from as far as Wyoming and Colorado to be delivered here in Fairbury to area residents, students, employees and businesses.
In all, over 200 baskets were made.
Rotary member Beth Block commented on the amazing response from the Heritage Care Center recipients, as she said, Most people said they havent received a May Day Basket since they were children or since they helped their children make them in grade school.
Darrow Antiques Spirit of the Home Antique Open House in Endicott, NE 201 West Ridge Road. Lots of Primitive Collectibles, Painted Pine Cupboards, Tables,Trunks, Baskets And Seasonal Folk Art. Saturday, May 17 10am- 4pm & Sunday May 18 12pm 4pm Lunch Catered By: Famous Daves