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School lunch menu 2-10-16

FHS Elementary
Feb. 15 - No School
Feb. 16 - Popcorn chicken, ham sandwich, chef salad, cowboy beans.
Feb. 17 - Chili, cinn. roll, chicken wrap, chef salad, veggies.
Feb. 18 - Chicken tetrazinni, tuna salad sandwich, chef salad, carrots.
Feb. 19 - Cheese pizza, pbj sandwich, chef salad, corn, brownie.
FHS High School
Feb. 15 - Taco pizza, ham/cheese flatbread, veggies.
Feb. 16 - Popcorn chicken, jeff rib on bun, cowboy beans.
Feb. 17 - Chili, cinn. roll, hamburger on bun, veggies.
Feb. 18 - Chicken tetrazinni, meatball sub, carrots.
Feb. 19 - Cheese pizza, chicken wrap, corn, brownie.
Diller-Odell School
Feb. 15 - No school
Feb. 16 - Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, fruit salad, roll.
Feb. 17 - Cavatini, lettuce salad, pears, french bread.
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Feb

FHS Students of the Month


FHS Junior High Students of the Month--Students are: Seventh Graders: Sarah Engelman, daughter of Steph and Jeff Engelman; Aden Watson, son of Heather and Dan Watson. Eighth Graders: Hektor Kuzelka, son of Brad and Rhonda Kuzelka and Raven DeFrain, daughter of Tina and Cory DeFrain.(Contributed Photo)
Wed
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Feb

A Focus On Community

After seeing the way that one community celebrated its successes and how another gathered together to raise money to preserve one of its historical buildings, I have to say, I’m impressed.
I’m talking, of course, about two events that occurred over the weekend: the Diller Shrimp Feed and the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
I’ll start with Diller. A while back, I had the privilege of attending the annual meeting of the Diller Community Foundation Fund. At the meeting, I realized I was witnessing something special. The people in Diller care a lot about the future of their community, and that truly shows in the amount effort they put into building the community and promoting it. 
Wed
10
Feb

Letters to the Editor

Everyone Should Get 
Sick Once In A While
Editor:
After reading in the last Fairbury paper about Fred Arnold suffering from the sniffles I got to thinking. Everyone should get sick once in a while. Then they appreciate being well more.
Then I got to thinking about colds I’ve had in the past. Where other people covered their mouth when they coughed I did it different. I grabbed my butt. That is where the worst hurt was.
I had hemorrhoids. After a half day of coughing they hurt so bad I didn’t even think about minor things like a running nose-headache-sore throat etc. Oh, my poor underwear yellow spots on the front, red and brown spots on the rear.
I don’t know what Fred Arnold is complaining about. Since I got my hemorrhoids fixed having a cold is nearly a pleasure.
Henry Klee
Endicott

 

Wed
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Feb

Since When Did We Get To Be Entitled At Work?

 If you’re a person who employs people, you probably will like, or at least empathize with, today’s column. If you’re a person who is on the clock, maybe not so much.
This past Monday started out pretty much like most Mondays do for me. “I’m out of paperclips what do I do?”, “the computer won’t boot,” “paper didn’t come in” and “so-and-so called in sick.” Stuff like that. A pretty typical Monday.
By mid afternoon as I ducked, dodged, weaved and did the shuck and jive trying to get through my day, I had ran into two different employers from two completely different sectors who were having a very bad, very similar to each other day. It was about employees. 
Employees they had but wished they didn’t. Employees who put in their time. Employees that they simply cannot get to come to their facility and work. Smattered in are some good employees who are being drug down my the lackadaisical attitude of others.
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Feb

A Job Well Done For Two Templates

Listening to Ron Hilligas talk about his life while accepting his volunteer award from the chamber last Friday, I felt a bit of akin to him when he talked about being away from home.
Ron works a lot of hours at Walmart. Retail is a brutal profession and Ron handles his responsibilities with class and determination.
Ron volunteers for many different organizations and is the voice of the Jeffs with his announcing duties. There are a lot of things behind the scenes he does that the general public are not aware of that he does in town. 
He thanked his wife for her continued dedication to his pursuits of volunteering and making the community better.
I work quite a bit as well and my wife never complains about that because it is my job and my passion. She never complains about when I volunteer, either, because it is for the betterment of the community.
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Feb

Volunteers Needed For Mercy Meals

Mercy Meals - Blue River Area will be packing 50,000 meals at the Odell Community Building on Monday, Feb. 29 and Tuesday, March 1.  
Mercy Meals is a non-profit organization that encourages volunteers to package nourishing food that is then delivered by Orphan Grain Train to children throughout the world.  
There is a need for 150 volunteers for both days for six, two-hour shifts starting at 2 p.m. each day.  
Date: 
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Feb

P-T Conferences

Second Semester Parent-Teacher Conferences for Grades 7-12 will be held in the Fairbury Jr-Sr High School classrooms on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5-9 p.m.  Assistant coaches will be available at 5:30 p.m. and the head coaches will be available at 6:00 p.m.  If at all possible, please limit discussions to five minutes and focus on academics.

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
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Feb

Hopes Heroes

Relay for Life bake sale at the Daykin Fire Hall, Feb. 20 at 8am, all proceeds to American Cancer Society.

Date: 
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 8:00am
Wed
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Feb

Kindergarten Roundup Parent Meeting

Tuesday, March 15 at 6 p.m.
Informational meeting for parents/guardians only. Must turn 5 yrs old before July 31 of the school year in which to enter Kindergarten in Fairbury. 
Call the Central school office at 402-729-2418 by Wednesday, March 9 to register for the parent meeting.
Children are invited to Kindergarten Roundup Friday, March 18 from 9:00-11:30.
Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

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