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Fairbury Museum Car Show

Fairbury City Museum 
Fairbury City Museum 3rd Annual Car Show will be held Sept. 21st, 2014 from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Free will donation lunch, music, cars and lots of fun. 
Date: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 12:30pm
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JC American Legion

Jefferson County American Legion meeting will be held in Steele City on September 14, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. 
 
Date: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:30pm
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UMC Funday

United Methodist Church “Funday” Celebration
Come One Come All To The Sunday “Funday” on Sept. 14. The Fairbury United Methodist Church is have a fun filled. The public is invited to this FREE day of fun!!! Festivities will begin right after the am worship service at 11:30 am. 
 
Date: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:30pm
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Steele City Flea Market

Jefferson County Historical Society is making preparations for the upcoming Steele City Flea Market/Antique Farm machinery Show, to be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21.
Watch blacksmithing, working saw and shingles mill, antique tractor pull, old farm machinery show and tours.  
A highlight of the event will be the antique tractor parade where owners of antique tractors will not only parade through the town but will make a path through all of Jefferson County. Contact Denise Andersen at 402-729-5131 or 402-587-5857 for further information.
Date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 12:30pm
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Sep

Alzheimers Walk Sept. 14

Area residents will have a chance to support the Alzheimer’s Association with a Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 14. The walk will be held at the Fairbury City Park, with registration beginning at 1:30 p.m. The walk will begin at 2 p.m.
The funds raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s are used to provide and enhance programs to help families across the country; advance research studies into methods of treatment, prevention and ultimately a cure; and speak up for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s through our public policy initiatives.
Date: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:30pm
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Sep

Household Hazardous Waste Collections Sept. 12

The Five Rivers Resource Conservation & Development, Inc. will be conducting household hazardous waste collections in Fairbury at  the County Shop – 1415 A St (along HWY 136)
Friday, September 12th, 2014 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 
Items accepted include cleaning products, lawn & garden chemicals, paint, used oil, florescent light bulbs.
Contact is Jim Frager at 402-239-0786.
Date: 
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:30pm
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10
Sep

The Signs Are There. It’s Coming and I Don’t Like It

By Fred Arnold
 
Hooray Fall!
The heat has broken. We’re all going to Friday night football games in our sweatshirts and jackets. The air conditioners around town are turning off one by one and we’re all thinking about eating soup, baking bread and candy corn with peanuts. The stores have broken out the pumpkins, Halloween costumes and leaf rakes. 
 Welcome the Third season of the year.
  But before we get all excited and start thinking about seeing if our flannel shirts still fit for Fall yard work remember: “It is lurking out there.” Just beyond our view. Just over the hill. Not quite one of the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse Winter in all of it’s frigid ugliness is not far behind.
 The signs are all there.
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10
Sep

Job Loss At Agrium Will Be A Big Blow To The Local Economy

J-N Commentary 
Fred Arnold, Publisher/Managing Editor
 
Last week’s news that at least a portion of Agrium Micronutrients in Fairbury will be closing is big news. Most unwelcome news.
 Whether you called it: Eagle-Picher, Tetra Micronutrients, Agrium, or any of the other names it has gone by, the agricultural fertilizer plant has been a part of the local landscape for many decades; well back into the 1970s in fact. And whether you cussed it, lauded it, discussed it or largely ignored it as a sometimes smelly part of the landscape everyone has to admit that it has been a very important part of the local economic landscape.
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10
Sep

Letters to the Editor

In The End We Are At The Mercy Of The USPS
 
Editor:
I hope you, too, are enjoying this latest round of the newspaper exchange. I enjoy the opportunity to see other papers and how they cover their local news. And I am also getting to see that some of the problems that exist with the delivery of our newspaper are being experienced by newspapers in other parts of the country also.
 I am enclosing the August 20 edition of The Fairbury Journal-News, which I received this morning (September 4). It seemed a bit light to me when I pulled it from our post office box. That was because it contained only pages l -2A and 15- 16A. The remaining 12 pages did not make it on their 16-day journey from Nebraska to Missouri. What did arrive looked like it may have spent some time on the floorboard of someone's vehicle along the way. 
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Sep

Soon He Will Be Gone …

By Cynthia Scheer
 
My oldest child turned four on Tuesday. I’m going to sound like every mother on Facebook who follows the announcement of their children’s birthdays with, “I can’t believe he is four already,” but these have been the four fastest years of my life. 
I am still trying to figure out how it has been 10 years since I graduated from high school, and I think the speed of life makes our days fly by faster, but having children has certainly accelerated the speed of my life. 

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