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The Fairbury City Museum

The Fairbury

City Museum

is hosting a Victorian Tea Party on Sunday May 4 at 2 p.m. at 1128 Elm Street in Fairbury. Program following Victorian Tea From This Day Forward Wedding fashions from Victorian Era thru the 60s. It will be featuring Sue McLain, Collector of Vintage Clothing. Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. at the Fairbury City Museum. Tickets can be purchased at Rays Apple Market and the Chamber Office.

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Give the gift of a May Day Basket!

Give the gift of

a May Day Basket!

Your order will include a special homemade decorated basket with individual treats, crafted flowers and a personal message. Free delivery within city limits. The baskets will be delivered Thursday, May 1, 2014 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can order by faxing your order to 402-729-6257, Attn: Tiffany Pfaff, mail your order and payment to First National Bank of Fairbury North Branch, 1411 K Street, email your order to tiffanyp@fnbfairbury.com, or simply drop off your payment to the First National Bank of Fairbury North location. Proudly brought to you by The Fairbury Rotary Club#1520. All proceeds benefit local and area youth.

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The Commodity Supplemental Food Program

(CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd Street on Tuesday, May 6. An appointment is suggested. CSFP provides nutritious foods to seniors who are age 60 or greater who live in Nebraska and are under the program income guidelines.

Due to the signing of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (farm bill), women and children can no longer be served by this program. Foods given through CSFP include canned fruits and vegetables; bottled juice;

1 percent liquid and non-fat dry milk; hot and cold cereals; canned meat; peanut butter and dried beans; cheese; pasta or rice. To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSFP, please call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278.

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Fairbury Gardens is hosting a workshop for the Medicare changes

Fairbury Gardens

is hosting a workshop for the Medicare changes on May 15 at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 2001 I Street in Fairbury. The public is invited. To make reservations, please call Judy at (402) 729-3251.

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SCC receives Geospatial Technology Grant

Southeast Community College has received a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Grant of $2,507,462 to develop two new certificate programs.

The TAACCCT grant, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, is intended to train TAA-eligible, veteran and other unemployed or underemployed adults. The training will be available to the public as well, including incumbent workers and traditional college students. An estimated 235 adults will be trained over the three-year grant cycle.

Dr. Denise Schlake-Ideus, will serve as the interim project manager. Glenn Pasho will assist until a project manager is hired. Schlake-Ideus and Pasho oversee two divisions at SCC as academic deans.

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FCCLA State Leadership Conference

Photo caption: Contributed PhotoFairbury High School FCCLA State Leadership Conference participants are, starting front row from left, Traislynn Nicholson and Evie Schwab. In the back row are Shyanne Adams, Megan Siebe and Nicole Graham.

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Area Nears 4 Inches Behind Normal Expected Storms Could Bring Relief

The Jefferson County area is having one of the driest starts to the year on record, although that could change with rains that are forecasted to begin Wednesday afternoon.

According to Scott Dergan, who is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Omaha, Fairbury is .08 inches over the record for the driest first four months of the year, which was set in 1934 with 1.59 inches.

From Jan. 1 to April 21 Fairbury recorded 1.67 inches of precipitation, he said. The normal precipitation amount for that time period is 5.53 inches, according to Dergan.

He said spring storms that often bring moisture have been slow to start this spring because of the weather patterns that are still bringing cold air from Canada. Between March 1 and April 21 which is part of the areas rainy season Fairbury has had only .76 inches. Dergan said the normal amount is 3.97 inches. The cool temperatures have kept rain-producing storms from forming.

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Hunting for the Golden Egg

Photo caption: Some of the older children gathered Saturday at the Fairbury Annual Egg Hunt rush to be the first on top of the golden egg.

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Pingel Held on $250,000 Bond

On April 17 Jefferson County Sheriffs Office Deputies with the assistance of Jefferson County Ambulance Dist. #33, served a search warrant and an arrest warrant at the residence located at 57755 Hwy. 8 in rural Steele City.

One male subject living at the residence identified as Trevor S. Pingel was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm in the commission of a drug crime, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

This matter remains under investigation and there are other parties that are under investigation.

Pingel is being held in the Jefferson County Jail pending the posting of a $250,000/10-percent cash bond.

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Workshop About Medicare Changes

Medicare consistently earns higher approval ratings than private health insurance plans, but many people find it hard to keep track of Medicare changes. There are new benefits in 2014. Some costs are going up, while other costs are coming down. Learn about these changes and more at a free presentation, Medicare Changes 2014.

Fairbury Gardens is sponsoring the event on Thursday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m., at 2001 I Street in Fairbury.

A certified Medicare counselor will present the program and take questions from the audience. The event is recommended for people with Medicare, their caregivers, and health care professionals. There is no charge. Reservations can be made by calling Judy Vrtiska at (402) 729-3251.

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