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SCAM Reported in Fairbury

The Fairbury Journal News has been alerted to a recent SCAM in Fairbury.

The Fairbury Journal News has been alerted by Fairbury Light and Water that there have been e-billing statements being mailed out that are not from the light and water department.

It comes under the subject heading of Energy Statement and says it is a PG & E Energy Statement.

The statement provides an account summary with the notation that no money has been received since the last statement.

Fairbury Light and Water was alerted to this scam when a customer came in to inquire to both origin of the letter as well as the billing statement. It is providing a method that you can pay the bill through the email. The money will not be going towards the electric bill but into someone elses pocket.

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Killing a Black Rhino Cannot Save the Species

If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

One of the more idiotic things Ive seen in the past month comes out of Dallas, Texas, where a man named Corey Knowlton defends buying a $350,000 permit to hunt an endangered black rhino, while adding that he needs private security to protect him and his family after death threats were issued.

People threatening my kids, he told CNN.

The man just plopped down $350,000 to kill one of the most endangered species on the planet and he doesnt understand why many people are upset with him.

Granted no one should have threatened to kill him or harm his family. Thats going a bit far.

If I sound emotional, its because I have people threatening my kids, Knowlton told CNN. Its because I have people threatening to kill me right now (that) Im having to talk to the FBI and have private security to keep my children from being skinned alive and shot at.

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Affordable Health Care Act? Not For My Employees

Last Friday wasnt a banner day for me in the first place.

In addition to fighting off the lingering effects of a week long bout with cold and flu I had also been trying to figure out exactly how we were going to plug gaps in staffing vacancies due to recent illness.

Its difficult to get things done with so many people out sick.

This day cant get much worse, I thought. I was wrong.

A10 a.m.meeting with our health insurance provider confirmed that. Companywide our health insurance plan is being terminated because it does not meet the criteria of the Affordable Health Care Act.

Obamacare.

Huh? How can that be I asked? We have Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Have had it for years.

Years and years.

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There Are Times

There Are Times

Editor:

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks For Noticing Us

Thanks For Noticing Us

Editor:

Thank you for your nice articles recognizing the importance that a movie theater can offer in a small community.

We have worked hard to keep The Majestic up and running in Hebron, feeling that we need to offer all members of our community entertainment options. Movies offer entertainment to a wide range of demographicsfamilies with small children, teenagers, older couples, single people, married peoplebasically anyone.

Today we watch movies in our own homes, but there is something about the whole movie-going experience in a theater that just adds so much to the enjoyment of a movie. Do you remember when the shark popped out of the water during Jaws? (Which we saw at the Bonham in Fairbury.)

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FJN Question of the Week

FJN Question of the Week

Do you agree that Fairbury needs a new

swimming pool and if so would you support

using tax dollars to fund such a project?

Yes92%

No 8%

Doesnt Effect Me Either Way 0%

Next Week: Is the local news coverage on the plight of day care services in Fairbury warranted or is too much publicity being given to this issue?

Vote Each Week on our Facebook Page!

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Our View: Make a Difference This Year By Running for an Elected Office

How involved are you in your community? Are you an active participant or do you merely stand on the sidelines as an observer?

For many people it is far easier to let someone else roll up their sleeves and become a difference-maker than it is to get involved themselves. Getting involved takes time and commitment.

It has served as a point of disdain to this publication over the years how there is never any shortage of people to complain about how any certain board or elected official does a really bad job of fulfilling their duties of office. There is often though little constructive input on how to right a situation.

The school board does a crummy job. All city council members want to do is raise my light bill. Those guys at the county only want to raise taxes. Law enforcement doesnt arrest the real criminals. And on and on.

Now is the time to put up or shut up as 2014 is an election year.

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Ernest Pavlicek

Ernest Pavlicek

Ernest Clarence Pavlicek, 97, World War II veteran and former Fairbury Power Plant superintendent, died Jan. 22, 2014, at Gardenside Long-Term Care Center.

He was born Dec. 16, 1916, on the family farm near Thompson, Neb. He was son and grandson of immigrants from Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. Maternal grandparents Franz and Anna (Stonacek) Bruvka and his mother, Josefina Boruvka, emigrated from Bohemia in 1888 and settled in Hayes County, Nebr.

Great-grandfather Jacob Polnicky, paternal grandparents Vaclav (James) Anton Pavlicek, Sr. and Marie (Polnicky) Pavlicek, and father Vaclav Anton Pavlicek, Jr. came from Kojetin, Bohemia.

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Jesse Graham

Jesse Graham

JesseD.Grahampassed away peacefully Dec. 23, 2013.

Hewas born on May 18, 1923, the cherished son ofJesseD.Graham, Sr. and Emma Jane MastenGraham.

Hewas a World War II Veteran he proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.

He met and married Doris Emma Peters on Jan. 18, 1947. They were happily blessed with three daughters.

Heworked for the Fairbury City Light & Water Plant from March 1946 to June 1977. He retired to purchase Gaughenbaughs Store . After some time, he changed the name of the store toJesseD.Grahams Paint and Wallpaper Store, and thrived as a very successful businessman.

He was a member of the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, the Elks Club and the American Legion.

One ofJesses passions was his love for Harley Davidson motorcycles. He fulfilled his dream of riding his Harley to the Grand Canyon in the summer of 1969.

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Danny Vail

Danny Vail

Danny A. Vail, 52, of Milligan, Neb., passed away Jan. 25, 2014.

He is survived by his mother, Betty (Simmons) Edwards; wife, Susan Vail; sons, Chris Vail and his special friend, Alicia Wilkenson, Shaun Vail and daughter-in-law, Kelly Vail, and his grandchildren, Seth and Rebecca; brother, David Vail, Hebron, Neb., sister, Peggy Galloway and husband, Tim of Beatrice; sister, Lisa Fikar and Steve Seyfert of Wilber, Neb., and sister, Kim VanNortwick and husband, Lynn of Belleville, Kan.; many aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Narka Presbyterian Church, Narka, Kan.

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