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Jun

Lyons of Beatrice Wins JCVC Photo Contest

Over the past few months the Jefferson County Visitor’s Committee (JCVC) sponsored a photo contest.  The JCVC was seeking pictures that have been taken at various sites around Jefferson County.  Those submitted photos will be used online – www.VisitOregonTrail.org and become a part of our annual publications.    
A random winner was drawn from these submissions and received an Apple iPad Mini.  The lucky winner of this contest was Dave Lyons of Beatrice.  
Although the contest is over, the JCVC will still accept photos from those wishing to have their work included as a part of JCVC’s publications and used on online.  Pictures may be emailed to chamberassist@diodecom.net .  It will be understood that those submitting photos have granted their permission for the pictures to be used by the Jefferson County Visitor’s Committee.
Wed
15
Jun

Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel Luncheon Meeting Date Set

 
The annual luncheon meeting for the Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel has been set for Friday, June 24, 2016, 11:30 am at the Linn, Kansas American Legion Post. All retired teachers, administrators and school personnel who were employed in Washington County are invited to attend. Luncheon reservations are required and may be made by calling David Lickteig at 1-785-337-2229 by Sunday, June 19th.
Mitch Zabokrtsky will present an audience participation activity recalling some of those by-gone communities of Washington County. Come and invite your fellow retirees for good food and reminiscing.
Wed
15
Jun

FNF Employees Complete School of Banking Fundamentals

Emily Aude and Jenny McKee of The First National Bank of Fairbury recently completed the 2016 School of Banking Fundamentals. This School was held April 11 – 15 in Topeka, Kansas. The School of Banking Fundamentals is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations and is in partnership with the Colorado, Louisiana and Wyoming Bankers Associations.
The School is designed to instruct students in core banking concepts as they relate to the overall functioning of a bank. Completion of this course assists students in developing skills which allow them to better serve their banking community.
The Schools of Banking, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a jointly owned subsidiary of the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations. For more information on the Schools of Banking, please visit www.schoolsofbanking.com or call 402-474-1555.
Wed
15
Jun

County Board Member Attends State Workshop

Gale Pohlmann, Jefferson County Commissioner, completed a three-day workshop conducted here June 1-3, 2016 by the Nebraska Association of County Officials.
The annual County Board Workshop, part of a continuing education and leadership development series, provided county commissioners and supervisors with over 12 hours of specialized training. Approximately 160 county board members and officials from across the state participated in the event.
The workshop addressed some of the more significant proposals currently being considered by the Nebraska Legislature and other topics pertaining to responsibilities and duties of county boards.
Wed
15
Jun

summer resiliency camp benefitting youth disaster victims in DeWitt

Members of Thrivent Financial are forming a Thrivent Action Team in DeWitt. The event will be a youth summer camp in DeWitt to teach resiliency skills to children affected by flooding, and participants are looking for community volunteers to join.
The event will take place on July 24 and will be a week long, ending Friday, July 29. You do not have to be a member of Thrivent to volunteer.
Wed
15
Jun

Bob and Renae DeWald

The children of Bob and Renae DeWald would like to honor them with a card shower for their 35th wedding anniversary on June 13.
Children are Nicole, Nicholas and Nolan.
Cards may be sent to 605 Horseshoe Lane, Smithville, Mo, 64089.
Wed
15
Jun

Carlyn Koenig

Please come to help Carlyn Koenig celebrate her 80th Birthday on Sunday June 26. The party will be at Risky's Bar and Grill at 2317 No. 6th St., Beatrice, on the day, Sunday June 26th after 5:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided, cash bar and restaurant meals available.
Julie and Vickie and families
Wed
15
Jun

Willard Engelman

Willard Engelman will be celebrating his 90th birthday on June 23.  Friends and family are invited to help us celebrate by sending birthday cards or notes of remembrance to 1119 Monroe St.  Apt. #119, Beatrice, NE  68310.
With lots of love from your children, LaVern, Larry, Gordon and Patricia and our families.
Wed
15
Jun

Lumir and Irma Vacek

Lumir and Irma Vacek of Wilber will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 26 with an open house and card shower hosted by their son Alvin Vacek and daughter Jan(Ron) Smetter at The Sitting Bull Restaurant, 210 West 3rd St, Wilber, NE from 2-5 p.m.
They were married June 26, 1946 in Washington, Kan. They have also been blessed with five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and three step great grand sons.
Your presence will be their treasured gift.
Cards may be sent to 611 West Fifth St, Wilber, NE 68465.
Wed
15
Jun

The Many Cultures of Malaysia

By Gordon Hopkins
Special Contributor
Days 8-9: Kuala Lumpur.
On day eight of my Southeast Asia tour, my fellow travelers and I arrived in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. We picked an interesting time to visit an Islamic country, as it was the first day of Ramadan. I say “interesting” because Ramadan is a month of intense prayer and dawn-to-dusk fasting. Some tourists have suggested Ramadan is not the best time to travel through a Muslim country as not eating all day can, understandably, make folks a little crabby. I experienced none of this myself. Everyone seemed to be in quite a good mood. Oh, maybe the occasional cab driver was a bit surly but they never came close to the attitude of the average, well-fed, New York cabbie.

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