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Oct

Words Of Wisdom From A Four-­year -old

My four year old has given me quite a few good laughs in the past few weeks. He is finally at the age where he is able to articulate things as he sees them, which is often quite funny. Rarely does a day go by that he doesn’t share some piece of wisdom that makes me smile or laugh. I have started writing down my favorites.
A couple weeks ago the boys were riding with me in the pickup as I drove the pickup and empty stock trailer a few miles down the road to meet up with Michael at a pasture. The dirt roads are quite bumpy and there are a variety of wash­out spots. The empty stock trailer bounced along behind me and inspired my favorite bit of wisdom from Kane that day:
“Be careful, Mommy, we don’t want the trailer to come unhooked from the pickup,” he said.
Wed
15
Oct

Letters to the Editor

Jansen Woman Says Ebke Misses Mark 
On Health Care
Editor:
Don’t you think we as voters should be more concerned aout the issues than who is stealing each others signs?
I think both of our candidates, Laura Ebke and Phil Hardenburger have better things to do and neither would stoop so low.
I don’t understand why Laura Ebke is opposed to the Obamacare exchange? The affordable health care exchange allows people without health insurance to shop for private or cooperative health insurance but  also helps them determine if they qualify for a health care subsidy.
It is not government health care. Government health care medicare or medicaid, is available only to those 65 or over, or the very poor. We should support the health care exchange for all Nebraskans needing healthcare. Be an informed citizen before you vote.
 
Joyce Heidemann
Jansen, NE
Wed
15
Oct

Doing A Favor For The Local City Council

 Over the course of 35 years of covering meetings and writing stories, I have regularly taken up the cause against anonymity. More especially against those people who feel the need to send things in to the paper voicing their opinion and demanding they be addressed.
 For the record...again...let me stress that unsigned opinions will never be published, we will not take up that cause, fight that fight, nor will we party to anything sent in anonymously demanding action.
 There is no courage in anonymity.
  To that end Fairbury City Council president Ed Friesen asked me, and I agreed to, get involved in this discussion from the City of Fairbury’s point of view. He says I have “a way of reaching people.” Cheesing them off may be truer to the point but call it what you will.
Wed
15
Oct

Saturday Event Brought Domestic Abuse Awareness Into The Spotlight

J-N Commentary   
 
And a good time was had by all.
   Saturday evening The Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury staged an event at the Fairbury Elks Lodge to heighten awareness of domestic assault/abuse, “one half of dueling pianos.”
   In keeping with the theme that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month it seemed rather odd that so many people got together and had a great time for something so serious as domestic violence. But what a great way it was to bring light to such an ominous topic! The room was crowded, the entertainment great and money was raised for this cause.
   The staff at the Local Hope Crisis Center is to be commended for coming up with this new way to get people interested in an event. Have fun AND raise awareness. So many times with local events it is “same old same old.” Have a walk, host a fun run, ask for donations.
Wed
15
Oct

Sugar N Spice Club

Sugar N Spice Club
Sugar N Spice Club will meet Friday Oct. 17th, at Cedarwood for a noon luncheon; hostess Leona Bruns.
Date: 
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
Wed
15
Oct

NARVRE Unit 174

NARVRE Unit 174 
National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet Wednesday, Oct. 22nd at 7 PM for their dinner meeting at Mary’s Cafe in Hebron. Anyone wishing to car pool be at the Rock Island Depot by 6PM.
Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00am
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15
Oct

Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church 
Grace Lutheran Church is having a fish feed  for the Orphan Grain Train on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 from 11:30-1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Free will offering. 
 
Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 11:30am
Wed
15
Oct

5 Star Bible Camp

5  Star Bible  Camp will be having a Chili Feed. Oct. 19th,  5-7 P.M. At Presbyterian Church in Fairbury. 

Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 5:00am
Wed
15
Oct

Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

Legion Auxiliary Meets
Schopp-Ewing-Nispel, Unit 243, met for the starting of their fall meetings on September 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Goobs for supper. There were 22 Auxiliary and Legion members present. After supper we held our separate meetings at the community building. 
President LaVon Wasserman called the meeting or order. Lois Bessler read the prayer. Roll call was answered by 9 members. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurers report was given by Melva Jurgens. It was approved. 
There are currently 77 senior members and 10 junior members. Sixty three have paid their dues. 
Wed
15
Oct

Jefferson County Highway Bonds

Jefferson County 
Highway Bonds
Jefferson County Highway Bonds to be voted on the November 4th Ballot. Public informational meetings at the following locations: 10/21/2014 Community Building in Diller at 6:30 P.M.
 
Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (All day)

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