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Letters to the Editor

Stray Cats or Stray People Which Is Worse?

Editor:

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Feeling Helpless While Watching Buildings Burn and Losses Mount

As I drove up to Sunday’s fire at the Livingston Enterprises Swine facility fire on Sunday I approached it like I had countless thousands of other fires I’ve covered. I grabbed my camera, a couple of different lenses, extra batteries and a note pad. Then off I went.
 As I watched the event unfold I realized it wasn’t like an other fire I covered before. Six. Seven. Eight. No, nine different fire departments showed up to put out the catastrophic blaze which undoubtedly resulted in millions of dollars worth of damage to one of the state of the art facilities of its kind.
I heard the call come in for more trucks. Then more man power. Then water. “We need water. we’re running out. Call Steele City and see if they can send a truck.”
By this time I wanted to put my camera down and help. “Give me a hose. Hand me a shovel. I can drive a skid loader, drive a truck/trailer,just tell me what to do,” I thought.
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On-Lookers Make A Difficult Job Even Harder Being In The Way

 First of all, this is a discussion we shouldn’t even be having.
 Last Sunday’s catastrophic fire at the Livingston Enterprises state line swine facility south of Reynolds was bad in its own right. With damages most probably in the millions of dollars which included loss of animal life, buildings and infrastructure it was a terrible scene.
 But what made it even worse was the people. The “lookie Lou’s,” the “rubberneckers,” those folks who seemingly have nothing better to do than chase fire trucks and police cars. They are in the way and serve as an impediment to the emergency management people who were at the Livingston complex trying to save as much of the facility as they could.
 Sadly instead of getting to the fire and doing their jobs, local and area fire departments had to dodge on lookers, people who wanted to drive by and gawk or take a picture with their cell phones.
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Fairbury City Wide Garage Sale

Fairbury’s City-Wide Garage Sales happen Saturday, April 18 across the community. This year the Jefferson County Relay for Life is sponsoring the event map. To reserve a place on the map, stop by the Chamber office by Friday, April 10. For downtown spaces email Diane Schutt at diane_schutt@yahoo.com or Krystal Schroeder at ksschroeder6@gmail.com to reserve your space by April 10.
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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00am
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Spiritual Life Week

Spiritual Life Week
Kyle Knapp will be entertaining Sat. March 28, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Stagecoach Mall. And Sunday March 29th, 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m.  at  Foursquare Gospel Church.
 
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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 7:00am
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Chemigation Training

 held April 3rd at ARDC--Nebraska Extension will conduct a chemigation certification training session at the ARDC near Mead on April 3rd at 9:30 a.m.  For more information, please contact Aaron Nygren at 402-352-3821. Bring your Chemigation Training Manual, Calibration Workbook, a No. 2 pencil, and a calculator. There is no charge for the manuals or training. 
 
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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 9:30am
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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel And Gretel will be presented on Friday, March 27th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, March 28th at 1:00 pm at the Tri County Auditorium. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency at Tri County is brought to you by the Tri County Parent-Teacher Organization with support from the Hevelone Foundation. 
 
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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:30am
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Easter Celebration Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church is conducting a Community Easter Celebration. At the Fairbury High School in the Fine Arts Center, on Sunday April 5 at 10 a.m.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:00am
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The Fairbury Booster Club

The Fairbury Booster Club will hold it’s annual meeting on April 1, 2015 beginning at 6:00 pm at Wallys. The public is welcome to attend. 

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:00am
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Kindergarten Roundup


Kindergarten Roundup--on Friday March 20th, the staff for Kindergarten and preschool classes lined up outside Central Elementary to let the preschoolers learn what Kindergarten is all about for a day. The staff help direct students to which classroom they would be in come fall. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)

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