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Great People, Great Places-Steele City

When Ralph Broadston was two years old his parents divorced. Broadston has no memories of his father, he said, except the weekend the two met when he was in his 20s. 
Broadston said his mother, Pearl, got a divorce from his absent father so that she could get “welfare” benefits to raise the three youngest of her 10 children.
Broadston said there was no indoor plumbing in the house where he grew up in Washington, Kan. The family used kerosene lamps for light until they got electricity when Broadston was five years old. 
He helped his mother with chores when he could, he said, and remembers laundry days when he stood on a stool and worked the clothes stomper. 
His mother was sick, he said, and was probably diabetic. 
When Broadston was 10, his mother died. 
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LaVonne F. Powers

LaVonne F. Powers, 88, of Fairbury, NE., passed away December 15, 2014 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. She was born May 28, 1926 in Rapid City, S.D.

Survivors are sons, Terry Whitton of Fairbury; Larry Whitton & wife, Sandra of Gilead; daughters, Judy Crabtree & husband Clayton of Pottsboro, TX.; Edna Steinberg of Beatrice; grandchildren; great grandchildren; brother, Ray Robinson of Sidney, NE.; sister, Judy Gregg of Enid, OK.

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Jefferson County Art Guild


Jefferson County Art Guild New Officers--left to right, Secretary, Janette Bangert, President, Cindy Rogers, Vice President, Phyllis McCown, Treasurer, Sandy Stelling, and Past President, Lacey Schoenbeck. Not pictured, Member at Large, Red Tedrow. Contributed Photo
The Jefferson County Art Guild me Dec. 1, 2014 at the Fairbury Burkley Center for their annual Christmas party. Hostesses for the evening were Lacey Schoenbeck, Lois welsh, Utha Furrow, Twila Porter and Aubrey Dawes.
A carry-in dinner was enjoyed by all. Hand made ornaments were exchanged. A drawing was held for the door prize which was a hand painted bucket by Lois Welsch.
New officers for JCAG, 2015 were installed by Lacey Schoenbeck. 
The next meeting will be Monday, January 26, 7 pm at the JCAG Studio. 511 5th St., Fairbury.
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Annual Christmas Project to Benefit ER Patients and Long-Term Care Residents

Each year Jefferson Community Health Center asks the community’s help in completing a special project for our patients, residents and visitors. This year, JCHC is raising money for two special projects. This year’s projects include a Zoom Cart (motorized stretcher) for the JCHC emergency department at a cost of $14,000, and the It’s Never 2 Late computer system for Gardenside long-term care, at a cost of $11,874. The goal is to raise a total of $25,874. 
The Zoom Cart, a motorized stretcher, has a powered mechanism which helps staff to propel the cart when it is loaded, and also can weigh the patient on the cart. The motorized mechanism can help staff to get the patient where they need to be for diagnostic x-rays or CT scans quickly and safely. Being able to weigh the patient while on the cart can also be a great convenience for the patient, and can enhance safety and proper treatment by assuring staff know the patient’s accurate weight.
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Narka News

Doug and Kitty Edwards and Betty Edwards were Sat. evening supper guests of Tim and Peggy Galloway of Mahaska.
The Narka Presbyterian church held their Childrens Christmas program Sunday evening. The smaller children did “The Animals View of Jesus’s Birth” Children participating were: Carson Simmons, Samantha Simmons, Kirby, Gentry, and Lanie Jo Thomas and Abigail Knoll. Directing and narrating was Vicky Holly. Following this, the Narka Youth Revival preformed the Nativity. Youth participating were: Sadie Sasson, Mason Simmons, Jared Edwards, Joe Simmons, William Simmons, and Grant Nabity, ending with Sadie, Mason, and Jared singing a beautiful song. Cookies, hot chocolate and coffee were served after the program.
 
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Plymouth Public Library Open House


PLYMOUTH LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE--Participants in the open house are looking at the new books available at the Plymouth Library. Contributed Photo
On December 3, the Plymouth Public Library had an open house. Sixty-five patrons stopped by. The open house for the library was that the Libri Foundation donated 83 books to the Plymouth library. The library showcased these books on display. We had a couple drawings and the winner of the children’s guessing jar was Lane Sheldon. He picked out a fun toy out of the treasure chest.  For the adult drawing Patty Bartels won a Christmas wreath.
 
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Nebraska county officials attended a two and one half day conference

Vicki Haskell, Jefferson County Assessor, attended a two and one half day conference recently for Nebraska county officials. The annual conference, attended by approximately 700 county officials and employees, is part of a continuing education  and leadership development series sponsored by the Nebraska Association of County Officials. The conference updated county officials on recent changes in state laws and provided extensive training on the responsibilities of their respective offices.
 
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St. Michael’s CCD group

St. Michael’s CCD group collected funds to purchase gifts for the Blue Valley Giving Tree project.  They were able to purchase gifts for 8 families.

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The Steele City American Legion Post and Auxiliary 349

The Steele City American Legion Post and Auxiliary 349 came to order on December 2, at 7 pm with President Berdine presiding. Chaplin Mary gave the opening prayer. We sang the Star Spangled Banner, and the Pledge to the Flag. We repeated the Preamble. The post went to their meeting and president Berdine opened the auxiliary meeting with 5 members answering roll call “with what is your favorite Christmas Carol?”
The minutes were read by secretary Zona and were approved. The treasurers report was given by Dorothy and will be put on file. Correspondence was read on membership and a couple of programs that the university of Nebraska, is offering.
Dorothy told about a young person that has a eating disorder and her granddaughter is trying to get people to send him Christmas cards.
Eight members attended the veterans Day supper in Fairbury.
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Ruth Ann Horsky

The family of Ruth Ann (Krebs) Horsky would like to  honor her with a card shower for her 75th birthday on Dec. 22. 
Mail cards to: 57885 PWF Road Diller, NE 68342.

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