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Aug

Booster Bash Draws Large Crowd

  Last Thursday, a large number of people attended a dinner hosted by the Booster Club at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School. 
  Kirk Weichel, Booster Club President, explained that roughly 200 people were served at the meal. While the exact amount raised is still unknown, Weichel estimated that the Booster Club raised between $5,000 and $6,000. He believes that the event had a great turnout.
  The Booster Club will be active during the cross country and football scrimmages on Friday. For more information, or to join the Booster Club, contact Kirk Weichel at 402-300-0118 or 402-754-4130. You can also find them on Facebook. 
Wed
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Aug

Local Suicide Rate A Cause For Concern

In Jefferson County, the steady rate of at least one suicide per year since 2011 is sounding the alarm for raised awareness about mental health.
  There are several causes that can lead a person to choose to kill themselves. From struggles with depression to troubles with alcohol and drugs, there is no single cause of suicide that can be pinpointed. Dr. Allen Meyer, psychologist at the Behavioral Medicine Clinic, explained some of the warning signs to look for.
  “The biggest predictor of 20 percent of all suicides is alcohol,” said Meyer. “Another big one is mental-health issues, particularly schizophrenia, bipolar, but frequently you'll find alcohol on top of them as well. Sometimes we don't have an explanation.”
  While there are several factors one can watch for, resources are available for people who are facing these issues and those who see the warning signs.
Wed
19
Aug

Poverty Part 4: “Not Everyone Who Needs Assistance is Lazy”

As one of the people working on the front lines to combat the effects of poverty, Ryan Bailey, Family and Community Services Manager at Blue Valley Community Action, has heard many of the criticisms of assistance programs and has seen the positive effects of having these programs in place.
  During her 16 years of working at BVCA, Bailey has been able to help people in need from slipping deeper into poverty. She explained that these programs are important, despite the harsh critiques that are made. One of the most common criticisms that she hears deals with work ethic.
 “The biggest critique is that people who are on any kind of assistance are lazy and that economic assistance makes it easy for people to be lazy and to not work,” said Bailey. “Tax dollars is always a big one. ‘Well there goes my tax dollars to waste.’ 
Wed
19
Aug

Laura Ebke to speak

Laura Ebke to meet on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. in the conference room at Jefferson Community Health Center. 

Date: 
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:00am
Wed
19
Aug

Union Bank Food Drive

Union Bank and Trust is having a food drive until August 31 to collect non-perishable food and paper items. Everything collected will be given to Blue Valley Community Action. Please bring all items to Union Bank. 
 
Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 8:00am
Wed
19
Aug

NARVRE

NARVRE #174 will meet Monday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Care Center. Any railroad worker is encouraged to attend. 

Date: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Wed
19
Aug

Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church Open House at 11th & G Street has completed their remodel project and is giving tours of the entire project Sunday, Aug. 23 from 12:30-3p.m. 
 
Date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 12:30pm
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19
Aug

The Fairbury Rotary Club

The Fairbury Rotary Club is planning a tailgate supper on Friday, Aug. 28, prior to the Fairbury High School varsity football game, at 5:30 p.m. 

Date: 
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 5:30pm
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19
Aug

Mini Quilt Auction

Miniature Quilt Auction-Sunday Aug. 23, at the 4-H Building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. for more information call Debby Ebke 402-446-7436. 

Date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Aug

Blood Drive

JCHC Hometown Heroes Blood Drive will be Monday Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. To make an appointment contact Jean Smith at 402-729-6851. 

Date: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 9:00am

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