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Nov

JCHC Earns Governor’s Wellness Award

Jefferson Community Health Center was one of 50 organizations to receive the Governor’s Wellness Award. Recipients were honored at luncheons in Gering, Kearney and Lincoln. JCHC was honored at the luncheon held Oct. 7 during the Nebraska Safety, Wellness and Environmental Conference.
 JCHC received the Grower level of the award, which recognizes JCHC for having a “mature program experiencing health behavior changes,” according to emcee Rod Fowler. JCHC received the Sower level of the award three years ago.
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12
Nov

Fairbury high school PRESENTS “Cinderella”


Emily Hill as Cinderella and Paul Mach as the Prince, Contributed Photo
Wed
12
Nov

Veteran’s Day Celebration


VETERANS HONORED area servicemen were recognized and honored for their service to their country Monday evening at a Veterans Day Ceremony held at the Fairbury VFW building. Numerous servicemen were honored from each branch of the military. Standing and being honored were Mitch Zabokrtsky of Fairbury and Terry Grammer of Fairbury. Many more photos online at: www.fairburyjournalnews.com. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
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12
Nov

Short-Term Cold, Long-Term Uncertainty

This cold snap won't last long, climatologists say, and it's no indication of the winter that lays ahead. 
The colder than normal temperatures are expected to be replaced by warmer than normal temperatures by the end of next week. Climatolgists' predictions for the rest of the winter are far less reassuring. 
Nebraska state climatologist Al Dutcher said the unseasonably cold weather is courtesy of a glorified upper air trough and fueled by the hurricane that hit Alaska last week.
“With this system, we are seeing a shift in the jet stream that will produce a ridge in the west,” Knapp said. “This will allow cold air to plunge into the Central Plains and to our east. Highs are expected to be in the upper 30s and low 40s with lows in the teens.”
She said the coldest high temperature for Fairbury on Nov. 11 was 26 degrees in 1920. The record low is 2 degrees, which was set in 1986. 
Wed
12
Nov

Ebola, Through The Eyes of Fairbury Schools

Mercadeze Engelman-Meyers
Junior at Fairbury High School
Guest Writer 
 
With the numerous outbreaks of Ebola worldwide, many people are worried about the virus spreading to other parts of the world. Teens and teachers at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School were asked to give their opinions on the current Ebola virus outbreak.
    Senior CJ. Scolari stated that he thought the mortality rate was higher in Africa than the U.S. “Because, people in Africa have more patients with Ebola that what the United States has." 
Wed
12
Nov

First National Bank Gives To Bonham Theatre Project


BONHAM THEATER PROJECT-- First National Bank of Fairbury donated $10,000 to the Bonham Theater Project. Left to right, Jerry Knispel, Debby Ebke, Jason Trimm, Don Call, Diane Schutt, Brooke Schwab, Vernon Pfaff, Tiffany Pfaff. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Neighbors helping neighbors definitely describes the continued generosity of The First National Bank-Fairbury and the Pfaff family with their recent $10,000 contribution to the Bonham Theatre Project.  As supporters of the Bonham Theatre Project from its inception, this $10,000 donation completes the $50,000 matching grant from The Sherwood Foundation, which was offered to BTP in April 2014.
Their initial $1,000 contribution aided BTP in formally organizing as a nonprofit corporation.  Additional contributions totally $15,000 assisted in the acquisition of the building and contents.  “The real effort is not in providing the financial support, but in the people who come together in turning a vision into reality,” said Tiffany Pfaff. 
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12
Nov

Veteran’s Day at Central Elementary

The cold, icy sidewalks, and dusting of snow did not stop the Central Elementary students from celebrating Veteran’s Day. As the students assembled in the gym, service men gathered in the hall. Instead of raising the flag outside it was paraded down the aisle that separated the students, with the service men following behind.

Wed
12
Nov

Abate gives back to counties

District No. 7 American Bikers Aiming Towards Education (ABATE) of Nebraska, Inc., annual Toy Run Chili & Soup Supper fund-raiser was held and took place in mid-October, raised over $5,000 for Blue Valley Community Action to be used for kids at Christmas time in the six counties in the district, along with several dozen boxes of toys being donated to also be distributed to area children.  ABATE District 7 covers Fillmore, Jefferson, Thayer, Seward, York and Saline counties.
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12
Nov

American Lutheran Church Youth Trick or Treat for cans 2014


First Row, L-R: Devin Holliday, Claire Shumard, Andi Kort, Delaney Miller, Kennedy DeBoer, Jaelle Johnson, Cora DeBoer Second Row, L-R: Justin Peterson, Dawson DeBoer, Marah Shumard, Justin Franklin, McKenna Troxel, Regan Schmidt Back Row, L-R: Brett Wanamaker, Zach Holes, Jacob Johnson, Nick Christiansen, Garret Ragland, Christian Lufkin, Jake Maschmann, Cayman DeBoer

Here is a picture of the American Lutheran Church youth group and the cans collected from the Trick or Treat for Cans 2014 event. The group collected 656 pounds of food. Thanks Fairbury for your support of Blue Valley Community Action's food pantry!

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Nov

Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

St. Paul’s Ladies’ Aid Meets
The St. Paul’s Lutheran of Plymouth Ladies’ Aid met October 30th. The opening hymn was “ Lord Keep us Steadfast in the Word”. Pastor Kahrs then continued the study of Ephesians covering Chapter 3, verses
1-13.
President Marge Schmidt called the meeting to order. Roma Bovard was welcomed as a visitor. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s reports were given.
Those helping serve the meal at NELHS following the concert were Marge Schmidt, Elaine Schroeder, Stacey Freese, and Steph Scheele.
Discussion was held concerning sponsoring a radio broadcast. A decision will be made at the next meeting.
Joan Hummel and Mary Hueske had visited the shut-ins and Joan gave the report.
Ten members answered roll call.
Pastor Kahrs reported that the preaching schedule was filled throuth New Year’s Day.

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