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Fall Festival of Favorites Set for Oct. 14

The third annual Fall Festival of Favorites has been set for 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Gardenside, Cedarwood and Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury. The Fall Festival of Favorites is a fund-raiser for Relay for Life. For more information on the Fall Festival of Favorites, contact Deb Sutton RN or Melissa Bennet RN at 402-729-5220, or find the vendor registration form on the JCHC website at www.jchc.us.

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Sep

Lord’s Acre Festival in Endicott

Endicott United Methodist Church has been celebrating Lord’s Acre Day for 63 years, this year they have chosen the theme “This is a Year of New Beginnings” partially in welcoming the new Pastor, Fay Hubbard as well as for the new events that they have planned.
Lord’s Acre Day is traditionally celebrated  the first Saturday in October, which is October 4 this year.  The proceeds from the activities of the day go to help keep the church’s doors open.  
Several favorite activities are still planned including bike rodeo, duck races and auction.   But  there will be new activities to help fill the day.  
Wed
24
Sep

Financial Aid Night & Senior/Parent Night

EducationQuest will host a “How to fill out your FAFSA” night on Thursday, October 2nd  from 6-7 p.m. in the BFAC. If you plan on filing a FAFSA for the first time you should attend this meeting. Directly following the FAFSA meeting, Taylor Biehl, Fairbury Jr-Sr High Guidance Counselor will also be hosting a senior/parent night on October 2nd  from 7-8 pm in the Burkley Fine Arts Center. This program is specifically designed to assist parents and students in planning for college. Contact the school with any questions.

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24
Sep

Fairbury First Friday Art Walk Scheduled For Oct. 3

Fairbury’s First Friday event is scheduled for Friday, October 3rd in downtown Fairbury. Beginning at 5 p.m., visitors to downtown Fairbury can enjoy many art forms, including photography, paintings, sculpture and pottery created by local artists.
The October Art Walk will include 3 stops and participants in the walk will be given punch cards which will be placed in a drawing for a grand prize.
The first stop on the art walk is the Jefferson County Art Guild is located at 511 5th Street, across the street from the Campbell Bros Circus Mural. On display for show and sale will be works created by members of the Guild, which meets each Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for “paint-ins” and Wednesday evenings for art classes. The October art walk will feature the works of Beatrice artist, Nancy Wilson. Follow the leaf trail to the Art Guild where Wilson will feature her fiber art creations. She transforms fabric into “Homemade Treasures”.
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24
Sep

School Lunch Menus Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Fairbury Jefferson and Central 
Elementary Schools
Thursday, Sept. 25: HAMBURGER ON WG BUN; Chicken wrap and french fries.
Friday, Sept. 26: NO SCHOOL
Monday, Sept. 29: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Sept. 30: SAUSAGE LINKS W/PANCAKES; Turkey/cheese flatbread and hash browns.
Wednesday, Oct. 1: JEFFERSON- PIZZA HUT PEPPERONI PIZZA , CENTRAL- SOFT TACO; Ham sandwich and corn.
High School
Thursday, Sept. 25: CHEESEBURGER ON WG BUN; Roasted chicken on WG bun and french fries.
Friday, Sept. 26: POPCORN CHICKEN W/WG BREAD; Cheeseburger on WG bun, mashed potatoes, gravy and corn.
Monday, Sept. 29: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Sept. 30: SAUSAGE LINKS W/PANCAKES; Cheeseburger on WG bun, hash browns.
Wednesday, Oct. 1: SOFT SHELL TACO; Roasted chicken on bun and corn.
 
Wed
24
Sep

Boys of Summer

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24
Sep

Overweight, High Speed Semis Make Road Unsafe


COMMISSIONERS MEETING--Kent Niederklein (right) explains to Jefferson County Commissioners and Jefferson County Highway Superintendent Bill Hansel (left) why the homeowners along 565 Avenue are so concerned about the semi traffic along the road that leads to their homes. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Six families that live along 565 Avenue, located southwest of Fairbury approximately one mile east and south of Thompson, met with Jefferson County officials at their regular Tuesday board meeting to express their concern about the semi traffic on their road.  They came representing the 11 families that live along the road.
“I’ve got some really deep concerns on what’s going on on 565 Avenue,” said Kent Niederklein, spokesman for group.  “I’ve worked 34 years in road construction, built asphalt roads and was superintendent of an asphalt crew.  I know a little about roads.”
Niederklein went on to explain that the constant semi traffic  traveling on the narrow road crossing a bridge that is marked for 22 tons is causing hazards for anyone who is driving on the road.
Wed
24
Sep

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Team Stops At Steele City, Casts Support to Keystone XL Project


Matt Koch, left, of the united states chamber of commerce spoke to a group of approximately 50 people last week at the transcanada pipeline near steele city. The U.S Chamber has come out in support of the keystone XL which would see an additional pump station near steele city. Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
The only way you can sum it up is political gridlock.
That is the view of Matt Koch, vice-president of the United State Chamber of Commerce from Washington, D.C. Koch, along with other members of the U.S. Chamber were in Steele City Friday touring the TransCanada pump station and weighing in on the fate of the proposed Keystone XL project.
The long-debated project Koch said is entirely in the hands of the President of the United states and other Democrats who are waiting to either push it forward or stop it depending on how the Fall elections go, he said.
"Where we are standing right here today, is very important ground," Koch said. "Steele City, Nebraska is one of the most important places in the United States and is on virtually everyone's RADAR."
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24
Sep

FHS Homecoming Candidates


Homecoming candidates for the 2014-2015 school year for Fairbury Jr/Sr High are: back row: Brett Wanamaker, Connor Livingston, Dalton Hinrichs, Spencer Feldkamp, Nathan Klaumann; front row: Megan Siebe, Taylor Schroeder, Emily Hill, Shyanne Adams, Madison Schlake. Contributed photo
Wed
24
Sep

Hope Crisis Begins Sign Campaign

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Hope Crisis will be hosting several events to help not only draw support for victims of domestic violence but to help support the efforts of Hope Crisis.
Hope Crisis Center volunteers including youth from American Lutheran and United Methodist church will be going door to door to distribute yard signs to willing residents of Fairbury.

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