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April 16, 2014

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Fischer to hold open coffee for constituents in Faibrury

Open coffee in Fairbury on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Crystal's Cafe 1312 Sale Barn Road, Fairbury, NE. Local Nebraskans are invited to join Senator Fischer for coffee as an opportunity to discuss current issues and ask questions in a more informal setting.

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Fairbury School News

The Jefferson Intermediate 3rd and 4th graders were happy to receive dictionaries from the Fairbury Optimist Club. Students were happy to dive into their dictionaries and look up their first word, Optimist!

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Tri County School News

Big News at Tri County Elementary

On Wednesday April 2nd, Tri County Elementary students participated in a pep rally to get ready for NESA testing. Students started out with a dance party and then listened to the high school pep band. Principal Jesse Gronemeyer surprised the kids with a shocking announcement. Due to the students hard work, preparation and NESA goal setting the principal announced he would be trying to accomplish one of his ultimate goals of running a half marathon for the kids. The principal also stated he would be training in the different communities in the district with his NESA shirt on. Students will also sign his shirt to be with him on race day.

Tri County Teams Up with the Nebraska Attorney Generals Office and the

Hope Crisis Center to Educate and Inform Students and Parents.

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Whats For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central

Elementary Schools

Thursday, Apr. 10: MANDARIN ORANGE CHICKEN W/SEASONED RICE; Turkey sandwich, chef salad and oriental vegetables.

Friday, Apr. 11:HOMEMADE CHEESE PIZZA; Tuna salad sandwich, chef salad and green peas.

Monday, Apr. 14: SOFT SHELL TACO; Ham & cheese wrap, chef salad and refried beans.

Tuesday, Apr. 15: CHICKEN TETRAZZINI W/WG BREAD; Turkey sandwich,chef salad and carrots.

Wednesday, Apr. 16: HAM & CHEESE TORTILLA MELT; Chicken salad sandwich, chef salad and chicken noodle soup W/WG crackers.

High School

Thursday, Apr. 10: MANDARIN ORANGE CHICKEN W/SEASONED RICE W/WG BREAD; Jeff ribs w/wg bun and oriental vegetables.

Friday, Apr. 11: HOMEMADE CHEESE PIZZA; WG chicken wrap and green peas.

Monday, Apr. 14: SOFT SHELL TACO; Roasted chicken on wg bun and refried beans.

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FYI Center News

On Saturday, March 29th, Fairbury students attended awards ceremonies for the Presidents Volunteer Service Award and Physical Fitness Award. Tracking volunteer hours for many students, the FYI Center hosted the awards, recognizing young people who go above and beyond in Fairbury.

Over the last year school year, the FYI Center logged thousands of hours of student athletic activity, some of the winning students single-handedly logged several hundred hours of games that left them stronger, faster, and healthier.

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Four Diller-Odell Students Chosen for Boys and Girls State

The American Legion in Diller and the auxillary Legion in Odell have made their selections for Boys and Girls State.

Mackenzie Gydesen has been selected by the Odell Legion Auxiliary to attend Girls State. Camille Hennerberg will serve as an alternate. Lance Lawton and Zach Rash will be attending Boys State, sponsored by the Diller Legion.

American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. Participants will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this summer program that is scheduled June 1-7 on the UNL campus.

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Ak-Sar-Ben Announces Community Awards

The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben through the Ak-Sar-Ben Friends is again offering Community Grants in Nebraska and Western Iowa. These grants are a simple way get assistance for smaller community or non-profit group efforts. Go to www.aksarben.org, Select Friends and Community Grants for details. The site also lists Ambassadors including Paul Hay with write letters to support projects. Applications are due May 1.

Grants in recent years have helped Rice Hospital, Adams Community Center, Gage County 4-H Project, Pawnee City Ballfield and Saline County Fair Project.

Contact Paul C Hay, Extension Educator, Ak-Sar-Ben Ambassador for more information call (402) 223-1384 or email phay1@unl.edu

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Autism Lives In All Ages

By Heritage Care Center

Special to the Journal-News

At the Heritage Care Center a very special 79-year-old man named Jerry Armstrong resides. Jerry has dealt with being on the Autism Spectrum his entire life. People with Autism can live a long fulfilling life and function well in their own environment.

Jerry is loved deeply and nurtured everyday by the staff and visitors. He is brilliant on many levels and teaches us daily about many subjects including the Presidents and Nebraska history. He has a extensive knowledge of the United States and acts as a resource for staff looking for vacation spots!

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Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

Schopp-Ewing-Nispel Unit 243 honored the Legion with a supper at Goobs Bar on March 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Seventeen members were present. Following the meal, the birthday song was sung to the Legion.

Auxiliary members joined the Legion in reciting the Preamble and the Pledge to the Flag.

LaVon called the meeting to order. Ten members answered roll call. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The Treasurers report was given and all bills paid.

Thank yous were received from the Legion Baseball, Norfolk Veterans Home, Western Veterans Home for the centerpieces and the Tri-County Library for the books received.

Four boxes of trays will be ordered to be used at the Community Building.

Deb Freese delivered 50 scarves to Blair; a total of 89 scarves have been made and sent.

Megan Freese and Ashley Scheele have been accepted to attend Girls State in June.

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