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Mary J. Hess

Mary J. Hess

Mary J. Hess, 54, of Fairbury, Neb. passed away Mar. 21, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born October 30, 1959 in Washington, Kan.

Cremation has taken place.

Graveside services are pending with Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

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Alvin J. Bures

Alvin J. Bures

Alvin J. Bures, 87, of Odell, Neb. passed away Mar. 18, 2014.

Survivors are sons, Terrance Bures and wife, Connie of Beatrice; Randall Bures And wife, Annette of Urbandale, Iowa; daughters, Sondra Klover and husband, Douglas of Marysville, Kan.; Brenda Thanel and husband, William of Derby, Kan.; Lori Stohs of Omaha; nine grandchildren, Erin Blake and husband, Brandon; Steven Bures and wife, Felicia; Benson Bures; Jessica Pecenka and husband, Alex; Hilary Rombeck and husband, Andrew; Kate Spitsnogle and husband, Dexter; Jayden Thanel; Ethan Stohs; Emily Stohs; seven great grandchildren; sisters-in-law; Ella Klaus and Lola Dorn of Beatrice; Brothers-in-law, Vernon Klaus and wife Eleanor of Fairbury; David Klaus of Odell; Myron Lohse of Hanover, Kan; many nieces & nephews.

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CORRECTION

CORRECTION

Correction from the Farmiong Tool that was published in our March 19 edition

Willa Cather is not the author of the Little House on the Prairie series. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote that series. Cather is the author of O Pioneers, Song of the Lark and she also received the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours.

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The Beatrice Zone Lutheran Womens

The Beatrice Zone

Lutheran Womens

Missionary League will hold their Spring Workshop at Zion Harbine on Saturday, April 5. Registration will be at 12:30 and the workshop will begin at 1 p.m. The theme of the workshop is Always changing, always the same referring to the colors of the church.

Admission is free but bring an item for the food pantry or a donation. Dessert will be served at the conclusion of the meeting at approximately 4 p.m.

Anyone interested is welcome to come.

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Fairbury Public Library

Fairbury Public Library

will celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19. The week starts early when the Library and the Rock Creek Quilters Guild present an evening with Suzi Parron, author of Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. Ms. Parron will show slides of barn quilts and share stories from her travels in writing her book. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase and signing. There are several barn quilts in Fairbury and Jefferson County and quilt trails in Nebraska will be included in Ms. Parrons second book. The talk is being held Thursday, April 10 at the American Lutheran Church at 7:00 P.M.

During the week of the 13th, the Library will have a small gift for adults and children who visit the library as a reminder that Lives change at your library and books are just the beginning. The library will also hold its annual sack sale in the hallway all week long. The library will be closed Friday, the 18th.

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Endicott Village Life Visit # 26 The Redbird 1937

Note: In the Fall of 2013 Jane Fairchild Bakewell gave Wanda Criner Talbott copies of five Endicott High School The Redbird newspapers from 1937. For the next few weeks we will read articles from those newspapers. Wanda was kind enough to allow me to make copies of The Redbird.

Volume IV Number 4 1937. SUPT. HEITBRINK HEADS COUNTY SCHOOL CLUB.

At the county School Administrators Club held in Fairbury last Wednesday evening, Mr. A. Heitbrink, Supt. of Schools at Reynolds, was elected president for the coming term. Mr. George Reichenbach, Supt of Plymouth Schools, was elected vice-president and Mr. Carl Ludington, coach of Diller Schools, was elected secretary-treasurer.

The executive committee appointed Chas. Clark, Supt of Schools at Steele City, for Activities Committee chairman. Supt, Nickel was appointed head of the program committee.

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Commodity Supplemental Food Program Changes to Low-Income Seniors Only Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) now serves low-income seniors due to a change in federal requirements.

The 2014 Federal Agricultural Act known as the Farm Bill was signed into law on Feb. 7. It changed the eligibility requirements for CSFP making the program only for low-income seniors 60 years and older. Women and children are no longer eligible to apply for the program; however women and children already receiving CSFP benefits prior to the signing of the bill will continue to do so.

CSFP is a United States Department of Agriculture program that provides nutritious food to eligible Nebraskans. The food is purchased and distributed by the agency and includes milk, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, rice or pasta, canned meat, cheese and juice. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services works with eight local agencies that receive and distribute food boxes to program participants across Nebraska.

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Time for Spring Cleaning

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

In recent weeks, Fairbury city employees have started spring cleanup, including mulching fall leaves in City Park. Above a parks employee runs a riding mower in the horseshoe pit in City Park.

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Endicott Town Players Prepare New Play, Love Thy Neighbor

The Endicott Town Hall Players have once again pulled together to present their ninth play. This year they will be performing Love Thy Neighbor.

The story about homeowner Leona Crump who is horrified to meet her new neighbors, an odd-ball family that is determined to turn her neighborhood upside down.

Leona armed with an attitude and binoculars is horrified as she watches her quiet cul-de-sac being taken over by obnoxious gum-chewing Gafina Humbefferschmidt, her hillbilly Maw, her simple-minded boyfriend Turner and her trampy sister Bambi.

Join in the laughter as the audience watches as ultimately, a flock of pink flamingos drives Leona over the edge and lands her in jail. Watch the shenanigans to find out who will claim the ultimate victory.

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Plymouth Taking Step Into Future

Plymouth Rural and Village Fire Board took a look around their fire hall this past year and realized that it was time to update. The need to update is going to require building a larger building to accommodate newer trucks and a better equipped fire hall for the volunteers.

For the good of everybody and not handcuff our firefighters with outdated equipment, Brian Weishahn, member of the Fire Board, said. It is important to stay up to date and that unfortunately will cost money.

The Plymouth Rural and Village Fire Board realized the importance of their fire hall to the area as they do cover 87 square miles as well as offer mutual aid to many of the surrounding communities such as Swanton, Jansen, Diller, and Beatrice.

Many of the trucks and other equipment that are used by Plymouth are 20 years and older. Repairs can only go so long before it is finally time to move on. This is exactly what Plymouth is planning to do.

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