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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. 
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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." 
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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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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.

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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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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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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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Nov

Narka News

Betty Edwards was a Sat. evening supper guest of Tim and Peggy Galloway of Mahaska. They were celebrating Betty's birthday. On Sunday Betty was the guest of Lisa Fikar and Steve Seyfert for a birthday dinner at their home in Wilber. Other guests were: Aaron Seyfert of Lincoln, Austin Seyfert & Grace Perdue of Lincoln, Alex Seyfert, Brittany Kalkwarf, and their Son, Axton Seyfert of Wilber, and Andrew and Ashley Seyfert and son, Cade of Clatonia. The family then went to a birthday party for Axton Seyfert, who is celebrating his 3rd birthday the same day as his Great-Grandma Betty. Many more of Axton's Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, & Cousins also attended his party.

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Nov

Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

Death
Ronald L. Bowers, 63, of Plymouth, passed away October 12, 2014 at his residence in Plymouth. Memorial services were held Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Peace United Methodist Church in Plymouth. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Homecoming King
Grant Freese, son of Steve and Stacey Freese, was named Homecoming King at Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School in Waco, NE.
Local News
A coffee hour was held Sunday, October 13th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Plymouth following services to welcome new members: Patricia Bodi, Elise Gronemeyer, and Gail, Sharon, and Gina Schroeder.
Stacey Freese traveled to Sutton, NE to hear her son Grant’s select choir sing and to help conduct the service at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church there. Grant is a senior this year at NELHS and is in the Knights of the Round Table choir. Brett and Keshae Freese of Sutton also attended.

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Beatrice Zone Lutheran Womens Missionary League

The Beatrice Zone Lutheran Womens Missionary League held its Fall Rally at First Trinity Beatrice on Oct. 11, 2014. Fifty ladies and three pastors were enlightened by bible study by Pastor Irmer and Pauline Neiderklein. Neiderklein and Susan Thomas told of their experience in Russia with Pastor Rheel. Linda Fees, District President, brought greetings and a report from the Nebraska South District. Pauline Neiderklein showed us how to make diapers out of old t-shirts and Carlyn Koenig showed how to make sleeping mats out of plastic bags all sent to Orphan Grain Train to be shipped where needed. New officers elected were Margaret Dunn, President; Carlyn Koenig, Vise-President; Susan Thomas, Recording Secretary; and Marge Wollenberg, Publicity. Pastor Wagner gave the closing and the ladies of First Trinity served a delicious dessert.

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