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Wed
23
Dec

Savor The Christmas Holiday

My son, Elijah, was being a bit rambunctious the other night. I admonished him for deliberately pushing the buttons of his sister, Olivia. He was being a typical little brother and doing things on purpose to rile her up. She would inevitably start screaming at him and he’d run off, laughing at accomplishing his job of annoying his big sister.
I sat and stewed about the situation when my wife simply said, “Remember his first Christmas.”
Things were very quietly put into perspective at that moment.
Elijah was born June 23, 2008. The due date was Sept. 18, 2008. My wife, Debra, spent the majority of the pregnancy with him in and out of the hospital or on bed rest.
Wed
23
Dec

Jefferson Family Home Care Makes Special Christmas Visits

The staff of Jefferson Family Home Care donned costumes and visited each of their current home health care patients in celebration of Christmas. Pictured from left, Carmen Schroeder, Penny Carbaugh (elf), Jason Trimm (Santa), Beth Hansmire (reindeer), department director Lori Ohlde.
 (contributed photo)
Wed
23
Dec

Socks for Seniors brings Warm Smile

Socks bring  a warm smile to many in Southeast Nebraska this holiday season. AseraCare Hospice recently held a sock drive and the socks were given to seniors in the Fairbury area. This is the second year for the drive and over 300 socks were collected. Pictured is Willard Taylor from Fairbury  receiving  a pair of socks from Lori Stanley Provider Relations Manager for AseraCare Hospice. (contributed photo)

Wed
23
Dec

County Officials Graduate from Leadership Training

Shawna M. Taylor, Jefferson County Clerk of the District Court, left, and Cynthia Newman, Jefferson County Clerk, right, were awarded certificates of Achievement for their participation in the Nebraska Association County Officials (NACO) Institute of Excellence. (contributed photo)

Wed
23
Dec

Winner Of The Fairbury Journal-News Facebook Recipe Contest

Katie Throener 
Pork Chop
Casserole
 
4-5 thin boneless pork chops
1 can del monte green beans- drained
1 can del monte sweet corn- drained
2-3 cans Campbell's cream of mushroom
1 16 oz package spaghetti noodles
 
Cook spaghetti noodles (may not need the entire package, just however much is desired). Dice the pork chops to desired size. Transfer spaghetti noodles to a large mixing bowl, add cream of mushroom, corn, green beans, and pork chops. Spray a medium sized casserole dish with Pam cooking spray, and add the mixture to the dish and level it out. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. Place in the oven at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until pork chop pieces are fully cooked. To make more than 4 servings just double the recipe.
Wed
23
Dec

Giving Knowledge

Members from the Fairbury Optimist Club passed out dictionaries for third-grade students at Jefferson Intermediate on Thursday. The club purchased dictionaries for all third graders in Jefferson County and will be distributed to each school by club members. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
23
Dec

Richard Menke

The family of Richard Menke would like to honor him with a card shower for his 90th birthday which is Jan. 6, 2016. His family is his daughter, Marlys Hanson and husband Mike, granddaughter Megan Rosener and husband Joey and grandson Marc Hanson and wife Michelle. He has three great-grandchildren -Marley and Rory Rosener and McKinley Hanson. 
They are also planning an Open House on Jan. 3, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fairbury from 2-4 PM. Cards may be sent to 1324 H Street, Fairbury, NE 68352.
Wed
23
Dec

Nancy Bettin

Nancy Bettin is retiring Jan. 8, 2016 after more than 42 years of service to the State of Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services “Helping People Live Better Lives”.
Cards can be mailed to DHHS, 411 Fourth Street, Fairbury, NE 68352.
    
Wed
23
Dec

Glynda Buehler

The family of Glynda Buehler would like to help her celebrate her 70th birthday on Dec. 29 with an open house at the Burkley Center in Fairbury from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27.
Please send cards to Glynda Buehler, PO Box 217, Fairbury, NE 68352.
Tue
22
Dec

Horticulture Happenings

Winter tends to be less eventful than much of the rest of the year. The weather is too cold to go outside and do much gardening and we tend to have to stay inside and find other ways to occupy our time. However, this is a great time of the year to get some education, such as attending the Extension Master Gardener Program.

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