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Aug

Pony Xpress Competitive Trail Ride

The Pony Xpress Competitive Trail Ride will be Aug. 29-30 at the Rock Creek Station Historical Park. 

Date: 
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 8:00am
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26
Aug

Fairbury Rotary tailgate party

The Fairbury Rotary tailgate party will be Friday, Aug. 28, at 5:30-7 p.m. at the Fairbury Jr. Sr. high School.

Date: 
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 5:30pm
Wed
26
Aug

Farmers Market

Each Wednesday starting at 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from  9 a.m. on the south side of Courthouse will be a Farmers Market. For more information contact Norval Stewart 402-446-7391. 

Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 4:30pm
Wed
26
Aug

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 Third Street on Tuesday, Sept. 1. An appointment is suggested by calling 402-729-2278

Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 8:00am
Wed
26
Aug

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Su-pport Group will meet on Monday, August 31, at 6:30 pm in the JCHC Small Conference Room. Easiest access will be by parking in the H Street parking and enter through the JCHC main entrance. Follow the lobby signage to “Hospital.” 
The meeting rooms will be to the left, small conference room is the second door. For more information call Lana at 402-729-6855.
Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:30pm
Wed
26
Aug

JCHC Showcases Latest Expansion


SPECIAL GUEST-- Governor Pete Ricketts, center, cuts the ribbon on the newly dedicated Jefferson Community Health Center (JCHC). Joining Ricketts were, from left to right, Bill Welch, former CEO of JCHC; Carmen Hinman, board member; JCHC CEO Chad Jurgens, Mike Steele, board member; Gov. Ricketts; Brian Scheele, JCHC board vice chairman; Dick Hoppe, JCHC board chairman; Lymon Hamm, JCHC board secretary/treasurer; Lana Likens, JCHC public relations director; Sandy Bauer, Human Resources director for JCHC and Mary Glenn, board member. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
The JCHC open house on Saturday, Aug. 22, which gave people the opportunity to experience the new Jefferson Community Health Center, attracted an estimated 700 people, including Governor Pete Ricketts and Senator Laura Ebke. 
This event was planned in order to bring attention to the renovations at JCHC and to emphasize the importance of having this resource in Jefferson County.  
Some of the changes that were made to the hospital include a new layout to help patients and staff to access parts of the hospital more easily. Also, patient rooms were redesigned to make them larger and to include showers in each room. JCHC Board Chairman Dick Hoppe, in his speech at the event, acknowledged the dedication of the staff and the support of the community.
Wed
26
Aug

New Publisher named at Journal-News


PASSING THE TORCH--Fred Arnold, left, welcomes Tim Linscott back to the Journal-News as publisher on Aug. 24. Arnold announced on Monday that he was naming Linscott publisher and would still be involved in certain aspects of the Journal-News. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
After nearly 25 years, Fairbury Journal-News owner Fred Arnold has turned over publishing duties to Timothy Linscott of Grant.
Arnold made the announcement on Monday that Linscott, a former editor at the Journal-News, would be taking over the publisher duties.
Wed
26
Aug

Dedication


PRESENTING A TOKEN OF REMEMBRANCE-- Pastor Charles Schmidt, right, gives a cross made by the congregation to Rev. Richard Snow, Nebraska District President of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Senate. For more on this story, turn to Page 2. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
26
Aug

Public Works Series Kicking Off

Recently, the Fairbury Journal-News began recycling materials that are accepted at Fairbury’s recycle center.
Laura Bedlan, Zoning Administrator of the City of Fairbury, provided the Journal-News with information about the center. According to that information, the center has been collecting recyclable materials, such as paper and certain types of plastic, since 1990.
In its 25 years of operation, use of the recycle center has fluctuated. In 2009, the center collected 140 tons of material over the course of that year. The collection of recyclable material generates revenue for the City of Fairbury.
According to the information provided by Bedlan, the 140 tons of material collected in 2009 provided approximately $3,500 for the city. This revenue helped to save the city in tipping fees, which, as Bedlan explained, are the fees the city has to pay for dumping trash.
Wed
26
Aug

Local FFA members help clean up community


KEEPING IT CLEAN-- Ryan Umland, left, and Althea Esteller of the Fairbury FFA finish walking through a stretch of Highway 136 near Fairbury. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
Twenty members of Fairbury FFA dedicated part of their day on Saturday, Aug. 22, to cleaning up a three-mile stretch of Highway 136. 
Thomas Dux, head of the FFA program at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School, emphasized that this project is a great way to get teens involved in their community.
“This is a great way for the students to help out the surrounding community of Fairbury and also a great way for students to be stewards of the land and take care of the environment,” said Dux. 
When the project was completed, Dux cooked hot dogs for the students involved. Althea Esteller, FFA member, explained that she took part in this project in order to help keep Fairbury clean. Ryan Umland, another member of FFA, explained that the clean-up project is a great way to connect with the community by helping to clean it up.

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