Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:23pm
Cate Lassley, born Barbara Cathleen Tourneaux Higgins in Jacksonville, Fla on September 24,1953 passed away on November 21,2014 in Tyler, Texas. She was 61. Cate traveled and lived in many areas throughout the United States, before deciding that Canton, Texas would become her permanent home.
She was a woman with a kind heart and many loves including cooking, reading, gardening and of course enjoying a good drink on a sunny warm afternoon. Cate has two children, Valdavia Moore of Beatrice, NE and Zachary Moore of Lincoln, NE. She has two grandchildren Collin Stewart and Zoe Moore.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:21pm
Donald F. Brooks of Garden Spot Village, New Holland, PA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at the age of 88. He was a member of the Westgate Baptist Church in Lancaster.
Don, the son of Myron and Florence Brooks, was raised in Corona and Bellerose, NY. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. He graduated from Providence Bible College, Taylor University and Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary. An American Baptist minister, Don pastured churches in Nebraska and Ohio. Twice he served as the president for Nebraska Ministers Council and was also past president of the Nebraska Baptist Convention. Don enjoyed traveling, hunting, tennis, racquet ball, golf, painting, photography and music and also having coffee with friends.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:11pm
Larry Blake, 61 of Fairbury, NE., formerly Lubbock, TX. Passed away November 26, 2014 in Fairbury. He was born December 12, 1952 in Lubbock, TX.
Survivors are son, Jason Blake of Fairbury, NE.; Grandson, Anthony Blake of Fairbury; Brother, Duane Blake of Lubbock, TX., & other Relatives.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday December 4, 2014 at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, with Sharon Schuster officiating. Burial at the Steele City Cemetery – Steele City, NE. Memorials to the Family’s Choice.
Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:59am
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce their newest member of the team, K-9 Rico. K-9 Rico was purchased on November 25, 2014. K-9 Rico is a German Shepherd/Malinois mix and traveled from Holland to be with us. The staff, along with K-9 Handler Cody Barry are excited that K-9 Rico has joined us earlier than expected. Deputy Cody Barry and K-9 Rico will be attending training in Grand Island Nebraska in the next couple of months.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:09pm
Jefferson Family Home Care staff IN FAIRBURY won a JCHC contest for a quality poster display during National Quality Week. Pictured are: Carmen Schroeder, home health aide; Penny Carbaugh, home health aide; Lori Ohlde RN, home health director; Beth Hansmire RN; and Jason Trimm RN. Contributed Photo
Jefferson Family Home Care of Fairbury, NE– the home health agency of Jefferson Community Health Center – had a lot to celebrate in November: November was home health month; the agency celebrates 30 years of service to the community this year; and they have recently been named to the nation’s and the state’s HomeCare Elite.
Home health patients and their families are grateful that the caring staff of Jefferson Family Home Care have been there to support them in so many ways.
Home care is designed to provide services for the homebound person who needs the skilled services of a nurse or therapist. Home health is patient-centered, and goals might include recovery from an illness, healing of wounds, getting a patient back on their feet and moving again, keeping them out of the hospital, or assistance with certain procedures or treatments.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:08pm
SNOW SEASON 2014
Some frequently asked questions during snow season.
Q. What do crews do if there is not enough snow to plow, but the streets are icy?
A. During light snow falls, and when the streets are icy, street crews will spread a mixture of salt and sand on streets, steep hills, the downtown area, and intersections with stop signs,
Q. When does snow removal begin?
A. Our policy is to begin plowing when we have received 2 inches. We will start plowing snow routes first, then we will plow residential streets after snow routes are completed.
Q. When will my street be plowed?
A. Depending on the severity of the snowstorm, residential streets are usually plowed within 24 hours after the storm ends. However, it may take longer to clear all City streets in case of a blizzard or equipment failure.