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Meridian has Rock in Prevention Program

Photo caption: Contributed PhotoThe Rock in Prevention program March 21 at Meridian School concentrated on decreasing bullying by training high school mentors using music to reach the hearts and minds of the students in teaching other students to identify and decrease bullying.

Our kids are great, we dont have problems with drugs or bullying.

Every parent or teacher would like to think that, but dealing with the facts can be a totally different matter.

Statistics show that one in three students in American schools are bullied. Of those bullied, 1 in 4 grow up to have criminal records. Schools are consistently working towards improving the school situations so that they are supportive and are able to move their students on to future success in life.

Meridian recently had a Rock in Prevention Program in conjunction with Bruning/Davenport Public Schools, Fairbury Elks Lodge and Thayer County Community Coalition.

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The Quilters Guild and Fairbury Public Library Host Presentation

Rock Creek Quilters Guild and the Fairbury Public Library will be hosting an evening with Suzi Parron, noted author of Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement, Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church.

Parron has spent the past year traveling the country speaking to quilt guilds and other groups about barn quilts and the many other painted quilts that make up the quilt trail.

Parron will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mothers quilting art. Parrons presentation features over 100 photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. She will share stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, as well as a few humorous anecdotes.

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Missoula Childrens Theatre Comes to Fairbury

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Sixty two students in grades K-6th from Fairbury Public Schools performed in Missoula Childrens Theatre production of Blackbeard the Pirate Saturday in the Burkley Fine Arts Center. Pirates from left to right Jaelle Johnson as Redbeard, Lauren Patton as Bluebeard, Sara Huss as Blackbeard, Jasmine Snyder as Peachfuzz, Adriana Kroeker as Greybeard and Konnor Hasselbring as Yellowbeard show how rough and tough they are. Missoula Childrens Theatre was sponsored by the Fairbury PTA.

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Up to $1,000 reward offered for capture of federal fugitive

LINCOLN The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force (MFTF) is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitive Jason Robert Jackson, wanted on a federal warrant for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Jackson has an extensive criminal history and should be considered armed and dangerous. He has brown hair and brown eyes, stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 156 pounds.

Jackson is believed to be in the Lincoln area. If you see Jackson, do not approach him. Call 911 or the US Marshals at 402-742-7021.

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The Future of the Bonham Is At Hand Project Estimates Near $1 Million as Fire Marshal Changes Plan

Despite a lot of hard work and successful fund raising in the past year, saving Fairburys Bonham Theatre has hardly begun.

In the beginning, the Bonham Theatre Project set their fund-raising goal at $200,000 and that number is about to be reached but there is a problem a big problem. With the many design changes made during the projects eight preliminary proposals, mandates from the state fire marshals office have ballooned the project to nearly $1,000,000.

The Projects original figure of $200,000 looks like a drop in the bucket compared to what is needed to get Fairburys historic theater back open.

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Blazes Burn Across Jefferson County

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsActing Fairbury City Fire Chief, Chris Goeking directs fire trucks along Fredrick Street March 26 as a large wildfire engulfed the woods along the Little Blue River area

Beginning last week Fairbury City and Rural as well as surrounding fire departments were called out repeatedly to fight one brush fire after another.

The Fairbury Rural Fire Department reports that they have tackled 11 fires just in their department over that past week.

I havent checked with all surrounding departments but it wouldnt be hard to estimate that together we have fought over 25 incidents or more, said Kenny Krause, Fire Chief for the Fairbury Rural Fire Department. It is definitely above normal, one of the more active seasons I have seen in 20 years with the department.

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Chemical Spill Closes PWF Road Saturday

Chemical Spill Closes PWF Road Saturday

A chemical spill on PWF Road Saturday, March 29, kept Jefferson County emergency personnel busy Saturday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m.

The spill of 800 gallons of total liquid product that was being transported by Roger Blobaum.

He had mixed three different chemicals to be applied on his bean fields. The tank that he was using apparently broke down, causing the spill that resulted in closing the PWF for three hours Saturday afternoon.

Emergency Manager, John McKee said that Farmers Cooperative was very helpful in supplying the MSDS information sheets that assisted responders in forming a plan of attack. Responding to the spills were Fairbury City and Rural Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff Office, Fairbury Police, Ambulance #33, Jefferson County Road Department as well as Jefferson County Emergency Management.

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Legals April 2, 2014

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April 2, 2014

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April 2, 2014

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