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Metabolism. What Metabolism? I Ain’t Got No Stinking Metabolism

 A funny thing happened to me while taking pictures at last weekend’s Trunk or Treat Halloween event in downtown Fairbury. My boss from many a decades ago at Fairbury Lumber, Warner Krumme, came up to me.
 “Not getting any free hotdogs and candy, Fred?” he asked. “No, I replied.” “I have to stay away from that stuff. Even being near it puts weight on me.”
   Warner and I both agreed that some 35 years removed from out work at the lumber yard had seen us both grow a bit long in the tooth and a little less spry. “My metabolism isn’t what it used to be,” he told me.
  Then I thought about it. I’m not sure I even have a metabolism any more. I related to Warner how when I was young over the course of a winter I would put on 15 pounds. When the weather warmed, like the snow the weight would always melt off of me.
  But something odd started to happen. 
 One winter I put on 15 pounds and took off 10 in the spring.
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Nov

Donation By Randy Brown Evokes The Best Of “Community”

 “Its a program that we’ve got to keep.”
 Fairbury businessman Randy Brown replied simply when asked why he was donating $5,000 to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office toward helping purchase a new K-9 dog last weekend during Trunk or Treat on the downtown square.
  Brown is a true believer in the importance of carrying on the ‘drug dog program’ following the recent death of the department’s dog, “Ringo.”
 “I remember what Fairbury was and see what it is becoming,” Brown told the Journal-News. “I’m hoping we can also get some walk throughs in our schools,” he added.
   Whether we as a community like to admit it or not, the Fairbury businessman is right on target. Sheriff Nels Sorensen is quick to point out that ‘We don’t live in Mayberry anymore and Otis the drunk isn’t representative of the type of people in our jail.”
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Nov

Fairbury American Legion

Fairbury American Legion-The Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, November 11, at 6:30 P.M. at the VFW. All veterans are invited to attend, along with wives and friends. You don’t have to be a member to attend.
 
Date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:30am
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Nov

Plymouth Community Veteran’s Day program

Plymouth Community Veteran’s Day program will be held on Saturday Nov. 8th starting at 10:45 am at the Plymouth Community Center. Guest speaker will be Fred Meyer and other scheduled events to follow with lunch being served at noon.
 
Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:45am
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Nov

Meridian National Honor Society will again be hosting the Veteran’s Day Program at Meridian School

National Honor Society-The Meridian National Honor Society will again be hosting the Veteran’s Day Program at Meridian School on Tuesday, November 11th, starting at 10 am in conjunction with the Daykin Legion Post # 198.
 
Date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:00am
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Nov

Veterans Day Program at Fairbury VFW

Veterans Day Program-Fairbury VFW  Veterans Day program will be held on Monday, November 10th with soup and sandwiches being served at 5:45pm. Program will start at 7pm with guest speaker Barbara Mohrman talking about her father and three uncles being in WWII and what it was like on the home front. Sponsored by the American Legion, VFW and Elks.

Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 5:45am
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Nov

Avenue of Flags

Avenue of Flags will be put out on Sunday, November 9th at 1 pm and will be taken down on Veterans day November 11th at 1 pm. 

Date: 
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 1:00am
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Nov

School Lunch Menus Nov. 7-12

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools
Thursday, Nov. 6: MINI CORNDOGS; Turkey wrap and baked beans.
Friday, Nov. 7: NO SCHOOL; INSERVICE.
Monday, Nov. 10: NO SCHOOL; PLANNING DAY.
Tuesday, Nov. 11: SOFT TACO; Tuna salad on bun and refried beans.
Wednesday, Nov. 12: CENTRAL- CHICKEN NUGGETS W/ HMD BREAD, JEFFERSON – PEPPERONI PIZZA HUT PIZZA; Ham & cheese flatbread and corn.
High School
Thursday, Nov. 6: MINI CORNDOGS; Ham & cheese flatbread and baked beans.
Friday, Nov. 7: NO SCHOOL; INSERVICE.
Monday, Nov. 10: CHICKEN GRAVY OVER BISCUIT; Pizzawich, green beans and double c. c. cookie.
Tuesday, Nov. 11: SOFT TACO; Roasted chicken on bun and refried beans.
Wednesday, Nov. 12: CHICKEN NUGGETS; Ham & cheese flatbread and corn.
Diller-Odell Schools
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05
Nov

Hazel Schmidt, 105 and Still Staying Active

Hazel Schmidt, 105 and 
Still Staying Active
 
Sandy Zabokrtsky
Staff Writer
 
“You know I am 105 and I think I may be the oldest person here in Fairbury.  At least I know I am the oldest person when you look at the nursing homes and here at Cedarwood.”  Those were the comments of Hazel Schmidt who turned 105 on October 12.
Schmidt is very proud of the fact that she has been able to stay as active her 105 years. 
“People ask me how I stay so young and I used to never have an answer but this past year I decided it was because I have always exercised,” Schmidt said. 
“I was born in 1909 and back then we knew what chores were,” Schmidt said.
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Nov

Frost Frolic


FROST FROLIC HOLIDAY MARKET held at Fairbury Jr/Sr High School this past weekend was attended by over 1400 shoppers. The event was sponsored by Bonham Theatre Project as a fundraiser. Next year’s event is slated for Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News

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