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5 Star Bible Camp Celebrates 20 Years

The 5 star Bible Camp is celebrating 20 years of testament to God's love this summer.
The camp will run from July 21 through July 28 at Camp Jefferson. This year, the camp theme is Bible Boot Camp: Putting on the Full Armor of God. All youth and volunteers are challenged to memorize the theme Bible verses from Ephesians 6:10-18, the scripture that tells of the armor of God.  This year’s theme is the same as the theme the first year of camp.
This year’s camp will have seventh- through 12th-graders from 5 p.m. Thursday, July 21, through 10 a.m. Monday, July 25. Students who have completed fourth through sixth grades will be at camp from 5 p.m. Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28. Preschool through third grade day campers will be at camp from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, through Thursday, July 28. At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, there will be a program for those who would like to attend.
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Jul

Herman Grummert family reunion

The Herman Grummert family reunion will be held on Sunday, July 17, Union Bank meeting room in Fairbury, with a carry in dinner at noon.

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Jul

school lunch July 20 to 24

All children 1-18 eat lunch FREE. Lunch served from 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m. at Central School. Menu are subject to change.
 
Monday, July 20-Turkey Wrap, Vegetable Pasta Salad, Fruit, Milk.
Tuesday, July 21-Cheese Pizza, Corn, Fruit, Milk.
Wednesday, July 22-Cheeseburger on Bun, French Fries, Fruit, Milk.
Thursday, July 23-Soft Shell Taco, Beans & Rice, Fruit, Milk.
Friday, July 24-Crispy Chicken, on Bun, Broccoli w/Cheese, Fruit, Milk.
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13
Jul

VanWesten and Zoubek engagement

Zoubek-VanWesten Bob and Deb VanWesten, parents of Marissa VanWesten, have announced the engagement of their daughter to Matt Zoubek. Marissa and Matt, who reside in Powers, Ore., plan to marry Aug. 6 at the home of the bride-to-be’s parents in Alexandria

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Jul

Joan Vorderstrasse

Happy 80th Birthday, Joan Vorderstrasse. Joan will turn 80 on July 22. Please help her celebrate by sending cards to Joan Vorderstrasse, 2001 I St. Apt. 22, Fairbury, NE 68352.

Wed
13
Jul

Police Killings: Crimes Without Punishments?

I apologize if this seems less of a coherent argument and more an angry collection of barely related ramblings by a hysterical man, but I’m a bit emotional today.
You see, I’ve just witnessed a murder.
By now, you have heard about the shooting death Philando Castile, the second of two African Americans to be killed by police in as many days, caught on video. At first, I deliberately avoided watching the video but, once I decided to write about the incident, I realized I had to.
Traditionally in the newspaper business, when someone is accused of a crime, the writer prefaces the crime with the term, “allegedly.” I do not intend to offer that courtesy to Officer Jeronimo Yanez. I was horrified by his actions and no one who has seen said video can possibly believe his actions were warranted. These are only the latest unjustifiable deaths of African Americans at the hands of police.
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13
Jul

Do I Really Need To Be Told That ‘Black Lives Matter’?

Has the whole world gone crazy or is it just my perception?
The recent rash of shootings: “good guys versus bad guys,” “good guys versus good guys,” “bad guys versus bad guys” really has me questioning the theory as old as time that the world is going to Hell in a handbag.
I’m just throwing that gauntlet down but frankly I am sick and tired of hearing that “black lives matter.” Why do we or a segment of our population need to say that?
Black lives do matter. So do white lives. As do Native American lives, Asian lives, Hispanic lives or the lives of any other group, race, creed or color that you care to throw in there.
We seem to be a nation out of control. Every day, I see, read or hear a story about someone shooting someone else over some sort of retaliation for something else. Don’t go out. Stay in your homes. Exercise extreme caution. Go out. Carry on normal activities. Show no fear or else “they” will win.
Wed
13
Jul

Grow Up, Former JCHS Board Members

Four board members threw resignation letters on a table and nearly ran out the door. An executive resigned by mail. One board member didn’t even bother to come. He just sent in his resignation.
High-ranking politicians trying to hide from allegations of malfeasance? Presidential candidate’s committee caught in a cover up of 30,000 deleted classified emails? Wall Street corporate executives accused of ill-gotten gains?
No. Members of a historical society in southern Nebraska.
The issue is simple. County commissioners—who give the Jefferson County Historical Society taxpayer money—asked curator Denise Andersen for copies of its meeting minutes and financial documents.
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13
Jul

FHS Class of 1971 Reunion

FHS Class of 1971 Reunion—The Fairbury High School class of 1971 held its 45th class reunion on July 2. Pictured, from left, back row: are Ken Steele, Pat Swett, Bob Brackle, Marcene Brackle, Matt Hansen, Kipp Starr, Ervin Sokolik, Duane Bohlmeyer, Jim Katz and Diann Jurgena; center row: Nathan Schmidt, Jay Jones, Kandy Buchli, Darlene Novotny, Lana Seeman, Sandy Zabokrtsky, JoAnn Zimmerman, Jane Loseth, Alice Fairley Kneeling; front row: Mick Hynek, Deb Simmons, Arnold Homolka, Rose Sigrist and Rex DeFrain. Not pictured are Fred Fredericks, Karen Prellwitz and Dean Fox. (contributed photo)

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Roderick Waltemath, Sr.

 
Roderick D. “Rick” Waltemath Sr., 71, of Hastings, passed away July 8, 2016, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings.
 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at First Presbyterian Church, Hastings, with Pastor Don Canady officiating. Rick would have appreciated casual attire, especially Levi’s and plaid shirts. Private family burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.  Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

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