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Threes Pieces Raises Autism Awareness Second Annual Gala Planned ForMarch 22

Threes Pieces is kicking off the year with a couple of exciting events. They will be holding their second annual dance to raise money for autism research and a Light It Up Blue contest to help communities become more aware of children diagnosed within the spectrum. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) andautismare both generalterms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

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Autism Through Grandmas Eyes

I hope he is seen as the amazing individual he truly is and not judged by the diagnosis he carries.

I just love you so much! our grandson yells as he runs through the door, gives us a hug and heads to grandpas chair. His big game is to take over papas recliner and then refuses to give it up.

Our grandson was diagnosed with autism at a young age. His verbal skills were lacking and it was very hard to communicate with him. In fact several of us who wanted so badly to communicate with him took a sign language class since he already knew some signs. Well I dont know about the others, but I think I pretty much failed that class. I did get banana down pat and since that was one of his favorites, I felt like I achieved something!

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gummy bear science

Last week our kindergarten class enjoyed doing some gummy bear science! For this science experiment, we pulled out our magnifying glasses and observed what happened as we put our gummy bears into four different things; water, saltwater, vinegar, and water mixed with baking soda. We had so much fun measuring the ingredients and dipping our gummy bears into the cups! We anxiously waited to see what would happen to the gummy bears and were so surprised to see the outcome! When we got back to school on Monday we noticed the gummy bear in vinegar nearly quadrupled in size! The gummy bear in saltwater absorbed most of the salt and you could see it inside of the gummy bear. The gummy bear that was in water grew in size too. We really enjoyed being scientists for a day and can't wait so share our next science experiment!

Miss Simpson's Kindergarten Class

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Tri County School News

We have been so busy at Tri County that we havent even noticed how cold it is outside. A few weeks ago Tri County students participated in Random Acts of Kindness week. As a teacher and a parent it was a heart-warming experience to witness all the different acts of kindness students were exhibiting. In the 4th grade classroom we had several discussions about how to be kind to others and that getting recognition is not always important but how you feel after you help someone is what it is about.

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia were February 6th February 23rd, as a class the 4th grade students watched and followed all of the exciting events. We kept track of the medal counts, weather, political atmosphere and of course the winners and their stories. We decided in the 4th grade classroom that all of the Olympians that participated were winners because they had the determination, will and strength to make it Sochi. Great Job USA!!!

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Whats For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central

Elementary Schools

Thursday, Mar. 6: CHICKEN / CHEESE ENCHILADA; Turkey wrap,chef salad, refried beans.

Friday, Mar. 7: CHEESY BREAD;Tuna salad sandwich, chef salad, marinara sauce and fresh veggies.

Monday, Mar. 10: CHICKEN STRIPS W/ WG BREAD; Chicken salad, chef salad and cowboy beans.

Tuesday, Mar. Mar. 11: HAMBURGER W/ WG BUN; WG chicken wrap, chef salad and tater tots.

Wednesday, Mar. 12: NO SCHOOL

High School

Thursday, Mar. 6: CHICKEN/CHEESE ENCHILADA W/SEASONED RICE; Roasted chicken on WG bun, and refried beans..

Friday, Mar. 7: CHEESY BREAD; WG chicken wrap, marinara sauce and fresh veggies.

Monday, Mar. 10: CHICKEN STRIPS W/ WG BREAD; Hamburger on a WG bun and cowboy beans.

Tuesday, Mar. 11: HAMBURGER W/WG BUN; Chicken and cheese flatbread and tater tots.

Wednesday, Mar. 12: NO SCHOOL

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The Daykin 4H Group

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The Daykin 4H Group hand built an airplane out of wood, painted it with chalkboard paint, made some homemade chalk and donated it to the Lincoln Peoples City Mission at Christmas time with other gifts to help in winter. Pictured are: top left to right Sophie Ellis, Cally Ellis, Connor Paul and Brittany Boyce. Middle left to right Breanna Boyce and Zach Kerwood. Bottom left to right Lane Barton, Corin Paul, Brianna Barton, Kailyn Paul and Braylin Boyce.

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HESSER

HESSER -- Alexander James Hesser was born Feb. 14, 2014 at Crete Area Medical Center weighing 8 pounds, 3.5 ounces, and 21 inches. Parents are Drs. Kate (Ebke) and Jason Hesser of Crete. Brothers are Owen (6) and Sam (3). Grandparents are Ken and Charlene Hesser of Hickman, Steve and Debby Ebke of Daykin, The Late Loyce Schoenrock of Fairbury. Great-grandmother is Arlene Ebke of Daykin.

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RINGEN

RINGEN - Matthew and Natalie Ringen of Omaha are very proud to announce the birth of their son, Leo Jonathon Ross Ringen, born at 5 :07 pm on Feb. 21, 2014 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He weighed 7 Pounds 3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. His big sister, Alayna, age 3, also welcomes him home.

Grandparents are Marcia Heitmann, Fairbury; Terry Ringen, Ruskin; Corinne and Michael Schram, Plattsmouth, and Scott Pauley, Panama; great-grandmothers are Delores Heitmann, Byron; and Doris Ringen, Topeka, Kan.

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Freddie and Ruth Drexler

Freddie and Ruth Drexler

The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Freddie and Ruth Drexler would like to honor them with a card shower for their 50th wedding anniversary. Freddie and Ruth were married on March 13, 1964 in Beatrice, Neb. They reside at Cedarwood Assisted Living, 828 22nd Street, Apt. 212, Fairbury, Neb. 68352.

Their children are Michele and Dave Reynolds of Albuquerque, NM., Brenda and Mike Beachler of Fairbury, Teresa Drexler of Mason, Tenn., and Stephanie and Greg Wells of Jacksonville, Fla. Grandchildren are Meredith Reynolds, Nikki and Travis Edeal, Kylie and Marcos Sotelo, Hailey, Matthew, Jeremy and Hunter Wells and great-grandchildren are SumJai, TaiLyn, Donovan, Isaac, Amaya, Candelaria, Blaire, Blaike, Holton and Drexton.

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Vernon Johnson

Vernon Johnson

The family of Vernon Johnson of Fairbury wishes to honor him with a card shower on the anniversary of his 95th birthday, March 4. Cards may be sent to Vernon at 1122 Hubble Street, Fairbury. Vernon and his late wife Elaine operated Johnson Electric on the south side of the square for over 50 years.

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