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Free Fishing Day at Crystal Springs

Free for all Fishing Day Sponsored by Fairbury Optimist Club, Saturday August 1, at 9:30am – 3:00pm at Crystal Springs open to everyone.  Free poles available if needed, while supplies last.  No Fishing license required for children. Adults will need a license. 
 
Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 9:30am
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Bible School

Vocational Bible School-
Faith Lutheran Church,1630 I Street on July 25, 2015 at 9 am to noon. “Jesus Feeding the 5,000 is the theme for the Vocational Bible School.
Date: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 9:00am
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Jul

Wilber Czech Talent Contest

53rd Wilber Czech Festival Talent Contest on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 3:30 pm, entries may be called in, emailed or mailed, by July 31, 2015. Mrs. Judy Vrbka, PO Box 284, Wilber, NE 68465, 402-821-2667 or judy.vrbka@wilberclatonia.org

Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 3:30pm
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Jul

Swanton UMC Ice Cream Social

Swanton United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social   Sunday July 26 from 5-8pm
Serving homemade ice cream and desserts. Swanton Legion Hall, Free will donation. 
Date: 
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
Wed
22
Jul

Hunter Safety Course

Hunter Safety Course to be held at the Union Bank on August 12, 19, 27. To register go to: HUNTSAFENEBRASKA.ORG.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 1:45pm
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22
Jul

Giving Back to Our Veterans


Holding the Quilt of Valor, Sara Huss presents the quilt to Freddie Drexler at the Jefferson County Fair last Monday.(Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
During the 4-H Style Revue and Talent Show on Monday, July 13, Freddie Drexler received a quilt sewed by participant Sara Huss as a token of appreciation for his service in World War Two.
Huss made the quilt as a part of the Quilts of Valor program, which has volunteers who make quilts to give to veterans. As a member of 4-H, Huss learned about the program and couldn't wait to give back to the people serving this country.
“I learned about the Quilts of Valor through my quilting instructor, Barb Schmidt, a few years ago when we started doing the inter-generational quilts with some of my quilting peers,” said Huss. “I decided this would be something I could do every year that would make me feel good about doing and I could give back to the soldiers.”
Wed
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Jul

Jefferson and Southeast Counties 911 System

Jefferson County Sheriff, Nels Sorensen, discussed plans and information on a new 911 system, with the Jefferson County Commissioners last week.
The system that could be installed in Jefferson County, will be powerful enough to handle 100 answering points at once. “We've been working on this project since July 2013, so this is not a spur of the moment decision,” Sorensen said.
The older system that Jefferson county still uses was installed between 2006 and 2007 and is utilizing equipment and network functions that are outdated. Jefferson County's system is nearly at the end of its useful life. 
“No one makes parts for our system anymore, that's why we’re gravitating toward the new system,” Sorensen said.
Wed
22
Jul

Sanmann Funds Awarded To Area Schools

The Fairbury Civic Foundation has announced the awarding of the 2015 Sanmann funds to the following area public school:
Fairbury Public Schools in the amount of $1,080.00 to be used toward character enrichment assemblies-Programs from the Bureau of Lectures -selections as follows: One World Taiko -- $590, Ready, Set, Jump -- $490.
Grants are awarded annually to area schools, and are disbursed from earnings of the Foundation’s Sanmann Fund which was established to provide supplemental funding for arts and technology in Jefferson and Thayer county schools. Schools are encouraged to apply for the grant money to be used for “extras” that would not otherwise be budgeted for.
To date more than $83,890 has been awarded to area schools from this fund. The money has been used toward projects similar to those listed above. Other projects funded in the past include distance learning and art equipment.
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Jul

7-27-15 Summer School Lunch Menus

Central Elementary Cafeteria
 
Free lunch for all children ages 1-18; Meals served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, July 27: Pizza, corn. 
Tuesday, July 28: Turkey Sandwich, Fresh veggies, sunchips.
Wednesday, July 29: Pork Patty on bun, tater tots. 
Thursday, July 30: Chefs Choice
Friday, July 31: Chefs Choice
All meals served with fruit/fruit slush and milk.
 
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Leroy Bast

Leroy Bast, Treasurer of Jefferson County, NE recently attended the annual meeting of the National
Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers (NACCTFO) in Charlotte, NC on July 8 and 9, 2015, completing professional certification coursework in public policy administration. The conference included education courses in policy and management, offered by the Public Policy Administration program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) as part of their Chancellor’s Certificate program and in partnership with NACCTFO (professional certification program for county treasurers, tax collectors, and finance officers).

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