Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:55pm
For the fifth year, the students at Fairbury Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate schools have participated in the Valentines for Veterans project. They valentines they created will be shared with veterans at the VA Hospital in Omaha and the Veterans Homes in Grand Island and Bellevue.
The program in this area is coordinated by Marky Miller of Hebron, who felt this was a good way to give back to people who gave so much, as well as presenting a valuable opportunity for the students to do a fun community service project.
Fairbury students were joined by students from Hebron, Bruning-Davenport, Deshler, Diller, Geneva, Meridian and Superior. More than 1300 valentines were created by the students and will be hand delivered to the veteran facilities noted above.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:54pm
Agriculture Award 2016
Nominations are now being accepted for the "Jefferson County Agriculture Award,” which was created to recognize those individuals who have contributed to agriculture in Jefferson County. Many individuals work many years serving agricultural interest in many ways. The presentation of the award will be made at the 2016 Annual Agri-Business Banquet on March 18 at the Fairbury High School.
Nomination forms are available at the following Jefferson County offices: Farm Service Agency (FSA), UNL Extension--Jefferson County, and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2016.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:53pm
FHS Junior High Students of the Month--Students are: Seventh Graders: Sarah Engelman, daughter of Steph and Jeff Engelman; Aden Watson, son of Heather and Dan Watson. Eighth Graders: Hektor Kuzelka, son of Brad and Rhonda Kuzelka and Raven DeFrain, daughter of Tina and Cory DeFrain.(Contributed Photo)
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:52pm
After seeing the way that one community celebrated its successes and how another gathered together to raise money to preserve one of its historical buildings, I have to say, I’m impressed.
I’m talking, of course, about two events that occurred over the weekend: the Diller Shrimp Feed and the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
I’ll start with Diller. A while back, I had the privilege of attending the annual meeting of the Diller Community Foundation Fund. At the meeting, I realized I was witnessing something special. The people in Diller care a lot about the future of their community, and that truly shows in the amount effort they put into building the community and promoting it.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:51pm
Everyone Should Get
Sick Once In A While
After reading in the last Fairbury paper about Fred Arnold suffering from the sniffles I got to thinking. Everyone should get sick once in a while. Then they appreciate being well more.
Then I got to thinking about colds I’ve had in the past. Where other people covered their mouth when they coughed I did it different. I grabbed my butt. That is where the worst hurt was.
I had hemorrhoids. After a half day of coughing they hurt so bad I didn’t even think about minor things like a running nose-headache-sore throat etc. Oh, my poor underwear yellow spots on the front, red and brown spots on the rear.
I don’t know what Fred Arnold is complaining about. Since I got my hemorrhoids fixed having a cold is nearly a pleasure.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:51pm
If you’re a person who employs people, you probably will like, or at least empathize with, today’s column. If you’re a person who is on the clock, maybe not so much.
This past Monday started out pretty much like most Mondays do for me. “I’m out of paperclips what do I do?”, “the computer won’t boot,” “paper didn’t come in” and “so-and-so called in sick.” Stuff like that. A pretty typical Monday.
By mid afternoon as I ducked, dodged, weaved and did the shuck and jive trying to get through my day, I had ran into two different employers from two completely different sectors who were having a very bad, very similar to each other day. It was about employees.
Employees they had but wished they didn’t. Employees who put in their time. Employees that they simply cannot get to come to their facility and work. Smattered in are some good employees who are being drug down my the lackadaisical attitude of others.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:50pm
Listening to Ron Hilligas talk about his life while accepting his volunteer award from the chamber last Friday, I felt a bit of akin to him when he talked about being away from home.
Ron works a lot of hours at Walmart. Retail is a brutal profession and Ron handles his responsibilities with class and determination.
Ron volunteers for many different organizations and is the voice of the Jeffs with his announcing duties. There are a lot of things behind the scenes he does that the general public are not aware of that he does in town.
He thanked his wife for her continued dedication to his pursuits of volunteering and making the community better.
I work quite a bit as well and my wife never complains about that because it is my job and my passion. She never complains about when I volunteer, either, because it is for the betterment of the community.