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Werner Professional Driver Receives 2014 Citizen Driver Award

Werner Professional Driver Receives 2014 Citizen Driver Award

March 28, 2014 01:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Professional Werner driver Charley Endorf, of Fairbury, Neb., has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Citizen Driver Award. The award program, presented by Travel Centers of America/Petro, recognizes professional long-haul drivers who inspire public respect and admiration for the truck driving profession.

"I was so honored to be nominated by my Werner team, and I will do my best as a winner to uphold the distinction and represent my company and industry," Endorf said. "I give a lot of credit to my wife, Kay, and thank TA/Petro for this award."

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Fun at the Home and Garden Show

Photo caption: Jefferson County Fairboard Member Dennis Traeger spins free cotton candy at the Home and Garden Show while Lois Welch assists.

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Art Walk Celebrates Art, Music of John Denver

Fairburys FirstFridayArt Walk is scheduled forFriday, April 4in downtown Fairbury. Many cities hold art walks one evening a month where galleries open their doors and feature works of local artists. Visitors will enjoy visual arts, culinary arts and music, and have a chance to meet the artists themselves. The art walk, which is free and open to the public, begins at5 p.m.at the Jefferson County Art Guild, located downtown at 511 5thStreet, across from the Campbell Bros Circus Mural.

Stop #1: The Jefferson County Art Guild, located at 511 5thStreet will be featuring the works of artists and members of the Beatrice Art Guild. Also at the Art Guild, local musician David Hunt will be singing and playing guitar, entertaining art walk attendees from5 8 pm.

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Endicott Village Life Visit #27 - The Redbird

The Redbird, Volume III, Number 24, February 24, 1937, Endicott, Nebraska.

FATHER-SON BANQUET WELL ATTENDED. Sponsored by the Ladies Aid of the M. E. Church, 103 men and boys gathered in the church basementMondayevening,Feb. 22, for the annual Father-son banquet.

Mr. Clary, grandfather of Jack DeBusk, was the oldest father present. Master Richard Walburn, son of Neal Walburn, was the youngest son. Incidentally Neal was the youngest father. Mr. Irvin Perkins was the oldest son present with his father Fred Perkins. Harry Bakewell and Dave Bennett each had three sons present.

Oscar Hamilton presided as Toastmaster. Jack DeBusk played a piano solo. Dick Walburn gave a dramatic reading.

Rev. Shupe of the First Presbyterian Church of Fairbury, was the principal speaker. He admonished the fathers to provide a community worthy of future generations by righteous living. He said, Give the boy a birthright of a wholesome community.

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Checking Blood Sugar Levels

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Jefferson County Healthcare Center Pharmacist Gary Mitchell was checking blood sugar levels for free Saturday at the Home and Garden Show. Above Jean Patton sits down to have her levels checked and they were good!

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Gas Choice Selection Period Arrives

SourceGas Distribution LLC (SourceGas) today announced the start of the 2014 Nebraska Choice Gas selection period beginningFriday, April 11, 2014, and concludingThursday, April 24, 2014. Residential and commercial natural gas customers will have their annual opportunity to select from one of five pre-qualified suppliers. During the two-week selection period, suppliers are competing to provide for each customers natural gas commodity needs for the upcoming Choice Gas period, which runs fromJune 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

SourceGas customers should receive their selection packets on or before April 11. The participating natural gas suppliers will provide information on various pricing options to customers during the two weeks of the selection period, either directly or through advertising.

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Heritage Highway Association Receives Tourism Grant

The Nebraska Tourism Commission recently awarded the Heritage Highway Association $3,176 in grant funds for newspaper, magazine, and social media marketing. Seventy-one applicants competed for $180,000 in funds and the Heritage Highway Association was fortunate to be one of the 25 selected. Nebraskas Heritage Highway is a 238-mile stretch of Nebraska Highway 136 extending from historic Brownville along the banks of the Missouri River westward to Edison. Heritage Highway was designated a state scenic byway by Governor Mike Johanns in 1999, one of nine scenic byways in the state of Nebraska.

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MUSIC MAKING MERRIMENT

MUSIC MAKING MERRIMENT

Students in Tri County Elementary School have been busy throughout the month of March preparing for the spring programs in April. Music programs are an enjoyable way for students to demonstrate their musical skills!

Its Springtime! is the theme for the Grades K-1-2-3 program on Monday, April 7th. Songs about flowers, bunnies, Easter eggs, Arbor Day and Earth Day will be featured. Grades 4-5-6 will present The Hero In Us All on Thursday, April 10th. This musical talks about all kinds of heroes, from the famous to the everyday heroes around us. The musical ties in with the school-wide theme of Be A Hero Helping Everyone Respect Others and is an extension of the Random Acts of Kindness Week held in February.

Karen Reynolds serves as the elementary music teacher at Tri County Schools.

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The Tri County Elementary Physical Education classes

The Tri County Elementary Physical Education classes have been anxiously waiting all winter for the weather to warm up. Some of the classes are ready to get outside for some upcoming units like archery and softball. The 1st 5th graders are ready to get out on the track to continue to add on to their running club laps from first semester. Running Club is a club that encourages running on the track for 12-15 minutes once a week and then keeping a running total of each of the students laps for the entire year. When a student runs 20 laps they earn a chain necklace. For every 5 miles they run they earn a small foot to put on their necklace and then for every mile they earn a bead. Then at the end of the year the top 5 students in each class earn a running club t-shirt. This club has really continued to grow since each student works toward the reward of earning their own necklace.

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Just Jake Interview

Just Jake Interview

Mrs. Shinns class had the opportunity to do a Skype interview with Jake Marcionette, the author of the book Just Jake. Mrs. Shinn has read this book in her 3rd grade classroom and shared parts of it with her reading group. The class qualified for an interview by purchasing 20 classroom copies of Just Jake.

Each of the students thought of questions to ask Jake during the interview. Jake was very enthusiastic while talking to the class and answered all of their questions. Some of the questions the students asked were things like, whether his sister is really as mean as she is in the book, to which he answered even meaner. Another question was how long did it take you to write the book? Jake told them it took him a summer to write it, but a much longer time to edit it again and again. When asked, Who is your favorite author? Jake answered, Well of course Im my favorite author.

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